ASUU Strike To Be Call-Off Soon Says Asuu chairman

The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has disclosed that the warning strike embarked upon by the union since February 14, would soon come to an end. He made this known while speaking on the Human Rights Radio, producers of the popular national radio/TV programme, Brekete Family Show.

 

According to him, the minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige contributed to making the strike last this long as he took over and politicised the strike. But now that the minister of education is handling it, both parties are making progress.

 

“I hope it continues this way and within a short time, God helping, and if there are no third parties, we believe that this thing will be resolved very soon.” He added.

 

Meanwhile, Osodeke has pleaded with Nigerian students to continue to support the union in the struggle to improve the university system in the country and ensure they vote against politicians whose children are not in Nigerian universities and do not have their medical files in Nigerian hospitals.

 

According to our informant the Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Federal Government to end the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and other university-based unions.

 

The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, made the call in his contributions to the report of the Director-General, International Labour Organisation, during the 110th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

The conference which opened on Tuesday has the theme, “Social justice, decent work.”

 

According to Wabba, the NLC has written to the Federal Government on how to end the university workers’ strike.

 

He said that one of the main issues in contention was the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, a salary payment platform developed by ASUU.

 

“I think the process has been concluded, what we are waiting for is for that process to reconvene again and for that issue to be resolved. We opened that channel of intervention among others.

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