The ongoing brawl between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal government seems to be one that will be around for a much longer while as there has not been a clear path by both parties involved to see to the suspension or total calling off of the strike action.
In a new development, ASUU has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to instruct the Vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to take over negotiations between the Federal Government and ASUU sighting the ineffectiveness of Ministers Chris Ngige and Adamu Adamu to find a lasting solution to the lingering problem and their inability to chart a way forward.
Osinbajo had earlier noted that the government is not alien to the demands of the association but had advised and encouraged both parties to embrace dialogue to find a lasting solution to the problems of the educational sector.
This is coming at a time when the Minister of State for Education, Hon Min. Emeka Nwajiuba stated that the Federal Government is not aware of the reasons why ASUU is on strike. click here
Meanwhile, ASUU had earlier accused FG of wanting to oppress the organisation to bow to pressure hence the enactment of the “NO WORK NO PAY” rule by the federal government. However, Emmanuel Osodeke maintained that the association will not be intimidated and will continue to press home her demands.
The ongoing strike action kicked off on the 14th of February 2022 and has entered into its 3rd month with no possible end in sight.