The leadership of of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday met with the leadership of the house of representatives.
Speaking after the meeting, president of the Union, Dr. Emmanuel Osodeke assured that strike which was declared by ASUU on February 14, 2022, will soon be called off.
He said, “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.
“Please, let all of us work together to put a beautiful end to this end to this thing we have started, so that every Nigerian will be proud that we have universities we can be proud of,” Osodeke said.
“Once again, I want to thank you. I also extend our appreciation to the president for intervening, I want to appeal that in the 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 be where we are today. We would not have stayed more than two or three weeks on this strike. There is strike all over the world — UK, US, 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.”
Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, was present at the meeting in Abuja.
Recall that ASUU has being on strike since February 14, 2022 over alleged failure of the federal government to implement the renegotiated 2009 agreement, request to deploy University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) to replace existing Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) enrolment (IPPIS) and other issues of concern.
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