ASUU President, Osodeke hopeful strike will end soon


The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has said that the union will soon call off its eight-month-old strike.

Osodeke said this at a meeting with the leadership of the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja.

He said that from what the union had seen at the meeting “there is light at the end of the tunnel.

He further hoped that the intervention by the leadership of the House would be the final for the sake of the students, adding that ASUU’s struggle was for the educational and university system in the country.

“This time around it is hoped that there would not be any persons or group to create issues that would make the union run into any hitch,” he said.

“We hope that in the next few days, we will put an end to this strike. We want to have a system where the renumeration is enough to attract lecturers all over the world to our universities,” Mr Osodeke said.

“We are the giant of Africa and we must live by that. We thank the speaker for this intervention and we must work together so that every Nigerian will be proud of the universities we have,” he further said.

Lecturers of public universities have been on strike since February 14, 2022, over poor welfare and unpaid Earned Academic Allowance.

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