Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made a bold statement that the ongoing strike will be called off in a few days.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the union met with leadership of the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja.
Recall that ASUU embarked on strike on February 14, 2022, demanding an improved academic environment and welfare of members, funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), and promotion arrears.
Speaking during the meeting, ASUU President said the strike would come to an end soon.
He said, “In a few days, we will put this strike to an end. Let all of us working together and the members of the House of Representatives working together, put a beautiful end to this thing we have started so that every Nigerian will be proud that we have the universities we can be proud of.
“We also extend our appreciation to the President for intervening in the ASUU strike. And I want to appeal that in future we should not allow strike to linger. Strike should not go beyond two days; if the way the National Assembly has intervened, if we had done that long ago, or those in charge of Labour and Education had done exactly this, we would not have stayed more than two or weeks on the strike.
“Strike is all over the world, UK, U.S. all over, but they don’t allow it to last. So, once again, thank you very much and we hope that working together, in the next few days, we can put an end to this particular imbroglio in the Nigerian educational system.”
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