In recent developments, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has disclosed that the union is prepared to end the over 4-month-old strike once the federal government signs the negotiated agreement.
Driving the news
The President of the Union made the declaration that the union had summed its negotiations and was waiting on the government response in a televised interview on Monday.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14th 2022, following the non-payment of funds in several agreements between the union and the federal government, amongst other grievances. After a one-month strike and a two-month extension, ASUU embarked on a 12 weeks strike from the 10th of May 2022.
What the Union’s President said
Prof Emmanuel Osodeke assured Nigerian students that the strike was in their best interest. He said “as far as ASUU is concerned, the strike can end tomorrow, we have finished the negotiations, let the government call us this night, that we should come tomorrow and sign the agreement, we will be there.”
- “Let the government tell us they have tested and accepted UTAS, we will call off the strike.”