How I Tackled ASUU Strike In One Day – Ex-President Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed how he managed to resolve industrial action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) during his tenure.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that Jonathan revealed this on Wednesday in Abuja at the 70th birthday celebration of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah.

According to Jonathan, he had to call a meeting of all the leadership of ASUU because students were at home for four months.

The former president stated that his vice and the attorney general during his administration were present a the meeting that eventually led to the resolution of the strike.

He said, “The society we are managing is complex, now we are talking about ASUU strike, during my time too, ASUU had four months of the strike, different committees were meeting and meeting and nothing was working. I said how can our children stay out of school for four months? So I had to call a meeting of all the leadership of ASUU.

“I presided over the meeting with my vice president, the Attorney General was there, I said that that night we must solve the problem. The Attorney General was there, Second to the Government of the Federation was there, the ministers of education were there, the labour ministers were there the finance ministers, everybody that has to do with it.

“And I thought that my being there would help us to do things quickly. But we spent the whole night before we finished at like 5:30 am Before we concluded and the strike was called off, so there were issues.”

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