The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday announced that it had ended its one week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU President who spoke with newsmen in Abuja asked lecturers to return immediately to work.
“We are making progress, especially with the intervention of the Senate. In the next one or two meetings, if we are able to get a clear path to the matter, we will avoid elongation of the strike action,” he revealed to Punch.
“I have been receiving these reports that ASUU says strike continues. No. The strike ends today (Tuesday). All lecturers are to go back to work Wednesday morning.”
Ogunyemi stated that ASUU was hopeful of a positive outcome, going by the response coming from the Federal Government.
Seriously speaking, the whole strike issue is having a negative impact on our educational system. We pray this issue is resolved once and for all so that students can go back to school.