"Strike Will End Soon", ASUU Boss Declares After Reaching Top Deals with Reps

"Strike Will End Soon", ASUU Boss Declares After Reaching Top Deals with Reps

  • The meeting between ASUU and the House of Representatives may be very instrumental in ending the long strike
  • Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, September 20, ASUU's president, Emmanuel Osodeke, said the strike issue will be resolved soon
  • On its part, the leadership of the House said it will forward resolutions made with ASUU to President MUhammadu Buhari

Abuja - There is a strong indication that the lingering strike imposed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be over soon.

The president of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, noted that in "...the very near future, the issue of strike will be resolved.”

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Resolutions of the meeting will be forwarded to Buhari (Photo: @ASUUNGR)
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Osodeke said this on Tuesday, September 20, after meeting with the leadership of the House of Representatives in Abuja, The Cable reports.

On his part, the speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that some resolutions have been made with the union.

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So far, the lower chamber has also invited the accountant-general of the federation, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), auditor-general of the federation, and the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to conclude on the agreement made with the union.

The federal government officials are to meet with the leadership of the chamber during its plenary on Thursday, September 22.

After the meeting, the House will forward the final resolutions to President Muhammadu Buhari when he returns from the United States (US).

Stating that the House has looked into the areas of concern raised by ASUU, Gbajabiamila said:

“We will meet with Mr President and lay before him the agreement made by this arm of government — the legislature and leadership of this house. We are hopeful and believe that Mr President will buy into the agreement and with that, I believe that this matter will be speedily brought to a close.

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“In the meantime, between now and when Mr President comes, ASUU itself will go back to its members with the resolutions that we have come up with today.”

End in sight for ASUU strike as fresh update emerges

Recall that the leadership of the House of Representatives had agreed to meet with ASUU on Tuesday, September 20, to brainstorm on modalities that will bring the prolonged industrial action to an end.

Speaker Gbajabiamila and some stakeholders are expected to attend the meeting, as reported by one of his special advisers, Lanre Lasisi.

The meeting will be held on the same day the House will resume its plenary in the renovated chamber.

Source: Legit.ng

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