The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) President, Emmanuel Osodeke, says the union is hopeful that the protracted strike will soon come to an end and that there is now “light at the end of the tunnel”;
On Monday, October 10, Osodeke made this statement during a meeting with the House of Representatives leadership, which was chaired by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
“Please, let all of us work together to put a beautiful end to this end to this thing we have started so that every Nigerian will be proud that we have universities we can be proud of.
Once again, I want to thank you. I also extend our appreciation to the president for intervening, I want to appeal that in the future, we should not allow strikes to linger. The strike should not go beyond two days.
For the first time, we have seen light at the end of the tunnel.
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If the way the national assembly has intervened if we had done that long ago, or those in charge of labour and education had done exactly this, we would not be where we are today.
We would not have stayed more than two or three weeks on this strike. There is strike all over the world — UK, US, all over — but they don’t allow it to last.
So, once again, thank you very much and we hope that working together, in the next few days, we can put an end to this particular imbroglio in the Nigerian educational system.”he added
Asuu went on strike in February and with the constant back and forth, students have remained home for 9months now
Hopefully the end of the tunnel is this week, and students can return back to campus