From all indications, the protracted strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off anything from now by the leadership of the union.
“We are part of the system and we understand the issues, we are meeting with members of the union all the time and the issues are being tackled. So,
we are optimistic the strike will soon be called off and our children can go back to school in the shortest possible time.”
These were the words of Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, who spoke on Wednesday in Abuja at a media parley with journalists.
He said everything is being done within the law to ensure a speedy resolution of the issues raised by ASUU so that students could return school and
continue with their studies.
Okojie acknowledged that there were issues that needed to be resolved. “There is no country in the world where regulatory bodies and professional bodies go to regulate at the same time.
“So, it is true we are having problems with
professional bodies in carrying out our mandate, but the issues too will soon be resolved and we can move on.”
Date360.net gathered that Vice President Namadi Sambo is making headway in the talks with ASUU.
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