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President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has said the union is willing to end its seven-month old strike.


He however said this could only be achieved if concrete agreements are
reached with the Federal Government. He gave the assurance in Abuja,
yesterday, at a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education
tagged: ‘The Locked Gates of our Citadels -A National Emergency.


He reiterated the union’s commitment to return to school if the Federal
Government puts its proposal on the table, saying negotiation could be
reached if the government is willing.


The Federal Government recently sued ASUU at the industrial court in
an attempt to end the strike.


The ASUU president expressed sadness over the lingering strike, which
resulted in the government taking the union to court. He said suing the
union was not an option, as it would further worsen the situation of
students and tertiary education in the country.


He said if the court forces the lecturers to return to school, they won’t
force them to teach with open minds, adding that students would
definitely be at the receiving end.


ASUU embarked on industrial action on February 14, making it over
seven months since public universities across the country were closed
down.