Following the meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), there are indications that the 8-month-old strike by the lecturers will be called off soon.
This comes after ASUU leadership reached an agreement during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that the ASUU leadership is now expected to report the agreement to its organs and then give feedback of their decision to the government after which a date for the calling off of the strike would be announced.
See what people are saying about the development:
Universities in Nigeria should plan compensation packages for students who happen to be the biggest loser's of this industrial action.
ASUU members still get paid in full for the months of idleness. Nigerian students just gets to lose all-round.
— Samuel Mbah ◽ (@mbahdey4u) November 28, 2020
Apart from extra judicial killings, police brutality, crumbling economy, & rising insecurity, part of the notable misfortune of the Buhari regime is that schools were closed for 8 solid months because the Federal Government was unable to resolve it's impasse with ASUU.
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) November 28, 2020
Since ASUU has agreed to call off strike, we shouldn’t forget that ASUU didn’t fight for students right, they fought for their pockets.
That 8months strike have killed a lot of students dream. Turn brilliant minds to dull minds,some students can’t even write proper english😤
— Imported Alhaji 🦅 (@ImportedAlhaji) November 28, 2020
Now that ASUU strike is over, all those notes that you took home to read since march have you read any of them??
— Kabiyesi, The King (@ImranSZN) November 28, 2020
The eight-hour meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU leaders was fruitful, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige disclosed after the meeting which ended on an amicable note.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) November 27, 2020
Most of the people saying resumption should be next year are the ones that would get to school first next week once ASUU officially announces suspension of strike 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— Naija (@Naija_PR) November 27, 2020
I understand y'all stayed too long at home and probably can't understand English, ASUU agreed to call off the strike, They can still disagree tomorrow!!!
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) November 27, 2020