We are willing to put an end to 7-months-old strike – ASUU President, Osodeke

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Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the union of universities’ lecturers is willing to call off the seven-month-old industrial strike.

The president made this revelation on Thursday in Abuja, at a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education tagged: ‘The Locked Gates of our Citadels -A National Emergency.’

The Prudent Watch observes that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) began industrial action on the 14th February, 2022 after the Federal Government failed to meet its demands.

The Federal Government recently dragged ASUU to the industrial court in an attempt to put an end to the industrial strike.

Osodeke further revealed that the union’ is ready to end the industrial action if the Federal Government puts its proposal on the table.

The president said that negotiation could be reached if the federal government was willing.

“If the 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”.

The ASUU president also expressed dissatisfaction over the ceaseless industrial strike which made the federal government take the staff union to court.

He revealed that taking the union to court was not a good decision as it would further render the situation worse for the students and higher education in the country.

The president explained that if the court orders the lecturers to go back to school, it won’t be able to force the lecturers to teach with open minds, reaffirming that the students would be affected.

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