There are some buzz coming from the ASUU union that the union might end the strike in a few days time, please note that this is only an indication, and not a confirmation that the strike is called off.
This indications have emerged that the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may end in the next one week, which was after a 13-hour meeting than ran from Monday afternoon into the early hours of Tuesday, which was between the Academic staff union of Universities and the federal government, including the President, Goodluck Jonathan.
According to information here, the meeting which was led by President Goodluck Jonathan, had the lots of important persons in attendance, including the Leaders of ASUU, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and according to information we received from a confirmed source, which says that after the meeting that both the Federal Government and leaders of ASUU had shifted grounds and leaders of ASUU would meet with its National Executive Council to brief members on the outcome of the meeting and then take necessary action.
Here is the exact word of our correspondent who was present at the location “Both the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU are now on the same page. Both parties have shifted grounds. The leadership of ASUU will now meet with its appropriate organ to brief its members and take the necessary action.
He also continued and said that “ASUU is in the right position to inform the public after meeting with its organ. However, I can tell you that all things being equal, the strike should be over in the next one week,”
I hope that you were aware that the meeting between the federal government and the labour leaders started at about 2:30pm on Monday and ended at about 3:30am on Tuesday with a 15 minutes break.
While speaking after the meeting, the National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Isa Fagge, did review to some Journalists newsmen that his delegation was taking back a message from President Jonathan to their members.
However, the ASUU president did declined to disclose what the message was and when asked whether he was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, the ASUU leader told journalists not to put words in his mouth.
“We have had a lengthy meeting with Mr. President, rubbing minds on how best to address the problem of university education in this country.
Here is the message the ASUU president finally let loose to the persisting Journalists
“We now have a message from Mr. President that we are going to take to our members and we are expecting that our members will respond appropriately to his message,”
Let’s hope that every thing work out for good, and that the strike get called off.