By Tony Nwanne
Despite move to dialogue on the warning strike, the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) could not agree on Earned Allowance due to lecturers despite the Senate’s intervention.
This situation however forced the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETfund to adjourned the peace meeting it convened indefinitely.
The meeting chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau had in attendance the national leadership of ASUU led by I’d national president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi; the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed; and the director general of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs. Ahonu-Amazu, among others.
The meeting ended at about 8.20pm this night without a definite resolution even as the one-week warning strike embarked upon by ASUU since last Wednesday will end today.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, Senator Barau, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETfund, said the peace meeting agreed on all issues at stake except the one on ‘earned allowance’, hence the meeting was called off for further engagements among all parties.