The federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) locked horns again Tuesday
over modalities to end the five-month-old strike by lecturers in Nigerian public universities.
Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari directed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige to be part of meetings
to resolve the crisis, the ASUU leadership said it would not participate in any process involving the minister.
Aside from ASUU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Allied Institutions (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU)
and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have been in similar industrial action for desperate reasons.
Meanwhile Some of the demands of ASUU include: Revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for payment of university lecturers among others
With the ASUU strike lingering for months, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) declared a nationwide protest for July 26 and 27 to show solidarity with the striking lecturers.
Many students have been home for over 5months now due to the strike.
Recently Nigerian parents took to their social media to beg the government for their children to go back to school