The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that it is prepared to immediately end its ongoing national strike provided the Federal Government approves the negotiated settlement.
ASUU began a strike on February 14 to emphasize its demands, which included paying workers’ salaries via the suggested University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), as well as the authorities investing in the nation’s university infrastructure.
ASUU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke stated that the union is anticipating a favorable response from President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration during an interview on Channels Television‘s “Politics Today”.
He added that the government had been delaying paying the salaries of the educators on strike for the previous five months and noted that the tactic employed to intimidate the university staff members would not succeed.
The ASUU strike action reached its 140th day on Monday, with the union and the federal government unable to come to an agreement for the general benefit of the students in Nigeria.
ASUU and the federal government have been at odds over the latter’s failure to uphold the agreement they made with the Union in 2009.
The head of students that this strike is affected by, remains held up high while they wait for a response from the fedral government of Nigeria.