There was another meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended on Monday night without an immediate resolution of the current matter on ground.
The meeting which was to find lasting solution to the ongoing nationwide strike embarked be the universities lecturers was held at the Federal Ministry of Labour.
Minister of labour, Mr Ngige said the federal government is taking all necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.
The minister had earlier appealed to the striking lecturers to ensure that Monday’s dialogue yields results that will lead to ending the strike.
”The strike is five weeks old today and it is not in anybody’s interest. We will ensure the needful is done,” he said.
Meanwhile, the ASUU chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union will await the next adjournment date to see how far the federal government will deliver on its promises before it will take a decision on whether to suspend the industrial action.
The union embarked on the strike on November 4 over the poor funding of Nigerian universities and non-implementation of previous agreements by the government.