The on-going strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may come to an end next week according to Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu.
Speaking at the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund meeting recently, Adamu said the executive arm of government had commenced plans to ensure that it honours the agreement between the federal government and ASUU.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibrin Barau, commended the Minister for efforts made by his Ministry so far towards ensuring that the situation is resolved and the strike action called off.
What You Should Know About Lingering ASUU Strike
Recall that on February 14, ASUU embarked on a 4-week total and comprehensive strike to press home their unresolved demands on the federal government.
ASUU on March 14, extended the industrial action by another 2 months, hinging it on the lack of seriousness on the part of the federal government to address the issues.
Several attempts at negotiations between the union and the federal government have proven futile with both sides accusing each other of insincerity and unseriousness.
ASUU on May 9, further extended its ongoing strike by another 12 weeks, to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.