EFFORTS made by the federal government to end the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has again suffered another setback on Monday as it failed to reach an agreement with the leaders of the union.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, presided over a resumed negotiation with the striking university lecturers at the ministry in Abuja.
Surprisingly, unlike previous meetings which ended inconclusively, ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, led other leaders of the union out of the meeting.
Professor Ogunyemi, also refused to speak to reporters about why the union leaders walked out of the meeting which lasted about two hours.
The minister, had earlier assured the ASUU leaders that attention would be paid to three critical demands which included salary shortfalls, university revitalization, and earned allowances of ASUU members.
But, with the recent development, academic activities will remain grounded in concerned universities across the country after the ASUU president said earlier that the union would wait until today before taking a decision on whether or not to suspend the industrial action.
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