ASUU Strike: We are Willing to Call off the Strike, ASUU Tells Federal Government

The Academic Staff Union of the Universities has assured the federal government that the union is willing to call off the ongoing strike. This was made known to the public through the national president of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke.

ASUU Strike: We are Willing to Call off the Strike, ASUU Tells Federal Government

ASUU National president on Thursday, September 15, assured the federal government that the Union is ready to stop the industrial action. The Union, however, added that for this to have an effect, the federal government has to honor the 2019 agreement which it reached with ASUU.

"If the federal government loves this country, these children and their parents, then they should come to the table and let us resolve these issues in one day." Mr. Emmanuel added.

The president made the statement on Thursday, September 16, while speaking at a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education tagged: "The Locked Gates of Our Citadels- A National Emergency".

The president reiterated that the federal government should have a change of heart. "Just as we did in 2014, they should come and ensure that we do that, we can even have public meetings openly so that Nigeria will see what we are discussing".

The Academic Staff Union of the University (ASUU) has been on strike for months leading to the total closure of all public universities across Nigeria. Consecutive meetings between ASUU and the federal government have proven abortive.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Nigerian students blocked Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and hindered the free movement of commuters in protest of the prolonged ASUU strike. The federal government in response through the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, termed the student's protests as a violation of the law.

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