The second meeting with between the senate and Academic staff union of universities ended in a stalemate on Monday night.
*The meeting was adjourned indefinitely*
The chairman, senate committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, senator jibrin Barau, who spoke to campus reporter team spirit +fire after the meeting said the meeting which lasted for eight hours, was able to resolve all issues raised by the lecturers except one bothering on payment of arrears.
He said, we have deliberated and, thank to GOD, we have resolved all the issues’, we have agreed on all issues except one.We have adjourned to make consultations.
‘Every section (stakeholder) in this meeting will go back to their base or constituency and report what transpired (at the meeting) and at later date reconvene to trash out the remaining issue.We have resolved all issues but it remain one.
When asked what the last issue was, he replied “it is about the earned allowance that need to be paid to the university lectures.The government, due to paucity of fund, proposed a certain amount of money but Asuu thought otherwise’, that the money was quite inadequate.The union said it was going back to its members, make consultation and get back to us.We do hope they will come back with good news”
When asked when the next meeting with ASUU would hold, he said, ‘it will be after due consultations.We will report back.