Another Senate, ASUU meeting Deadlock


The second meeting between the Senate and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) has ended in deadlock on Monday night, November 21.

The 8-hour meeting that was convoked to put an end to an ongoing strike of education workers and find solutions to a number of related issues seem to be ended without any particular results.

Senator Jibrin Barau, the chairman of the Senate committee on tertiary education and TETFund, said: “You can see we have spent about 8 hours in this very important meeting.

We have deliberated and, thanks to God, we have dealt with all the issues and we have agreed on all the issues except one.

We have adjourned to make consultations, every section of the meeting will get back to his constituency and report to it what transpired.

At a later date, we will reconvene to thrash out the remaining issues.”

The last unresolved issued turned to be unpaid salaries and allowances of the lecturers.

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Mr Barau added: “It is about the earned allowances that need to be paid to the university lecturers.

The government, due to paucity of fund, proposed a certain amount of money but ASUU found the sum was quite inadequate.

The union said it was going back to its members, make consultations and get back to us. We do hope they will come back with good news.”

The meeting was adjourned indefinitely.