FG Responsible For Over 4-Month ASUU Strike –Osodeke
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reiterated readiness to, as a matter of urgency, call off its nationwide industrial action if the Federal Government signs the negotiated agreement.
ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union is waiting for a positive response from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
He said: “As far as ASUU is concerned, the strike can end tomorrow if”.
“We have finished the negotiation. If the government calls us now to come and sign the agreement, we will be there tomorrow.”
Prof. Osodeke claimed an agreement had been reached with the government, but it has not been signed.
According to him, ASUU’s insistence on using their own generated payment platform, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), is a key demand.
“Let the government tell us they have finished testing the UTAS and we have accepted it, then we will call off the strike.
ASUU, on February 14, embarked on a strike to press home its demand, including the government’s investment in the nation’s university infrastructure, and payment of members’ salaries through the recommended University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), among several others.