The Federal Government has lamented that university students who should be in the classrooms have been “recruited” to join the ongoing #EndSARS protests.

It blamed the development on the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

At a reconciliation meeting between the government and ASUU officials on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Ngige said,

“For the past one week, we have all been on our toes, we have been meeting and we pray that this meeting will yield good fruits.

“We don’t take pleasure to the fact that the children who are supposed to be in school are being recruited into the #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT campaigns.

“As much as possible, we will try to see how we can meet ourselves halfway, so that we can resolve this crisis to the benefits of all and the country at large.”

The Minister said that FG had begun the process of testing the ASUU-created University Transparency Accountability Solution platform.

He said that ASUU members claimed that the platform would accommodate the peculiarities of university systems and that three phases of tests would be concluded in the platform to be completed within the time frame given to the government by the union.