The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, says he does not know when ASUU strike will likely be called off because the body was still waiting to hear from the federal government.
Osodeke stated this while fielding questions from journalists on the outcome of the meeting between the Federal Government’s renegotiation committee headed by Prof. Nimi Briggs m and ASUU leadership, which was held on Monday in continuation of the renegotiation of the FGN-ASUU 2009 agreements with the four university unions.
His words, ‘‘I don’t know if we are calling off the strike soon. We are waiting for the final response from the government.We are expecting the government to respond to the issues we discussed with the committee.
“It is a committee of different government agencies. They need to go back to their principal and look at what we agreed on and then get back to us. When they respond to us, we will give you full details.”
“They will call us when they are ready for another meeting, but none for now. We have had about three meetings with them.’’
It would be recslled that ASUU commenced its ongoing strike on February 14, 2022, after the Federal Government failed to meet some of its demands including, the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.