ASUU Strike: We Are Ready To Call Off Strike – ASUU President

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We’ve seen light at end of tunnel – ASUU

ASUU members and Gbajabiamila
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the meeting with the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila in Abuja.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has hailed the House of Representatives for its intervention in the protracted crisis between university lecturers and the Federal Government.

The President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said, “For the first time, we have seen light at the end of the tunnel.”

This is just as the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, who briefs the leadership of ASUU about his meetings with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the crisis, said he expected that the strike would be called off “in matter of days.”

This is coming amid speculations that the union was ready to to call off its eight month strike.

Counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana, on Monday stated that his clients were ready to call off the strike.

In a message to our correspondent, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria also called on the Federal Government to fast track and finalise its negotiations with ASUU.

He expressed confidence that the meeting between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the presidency over the matter, would yield positive results.

Responding to enquiry on the state of the ASUU strike, Falana said, “Our clients are ready to call off the strike. The Federal Government should fast track the and finalise the negotiations.”

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By Abia ThinkTank

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