The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike for today, 16th July 2022.
Leakblast.com reports that universities lecturers have been on strike since February 14, 2022 over unresolved issues with the federal government.
Renowned human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has said that public university lecturers are ready to end the lingering ASUU strike.
Leakblast.com reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU due to some disagreement with the federal government, have embarked on an indefinite strike, leaving students to suffer the consequence of returning to their various homes.
ASUU leadership had met severally with representatives of the government, yet were unable to resolve their differences.
In a statement on Thursday, Falana said the varsity lecturers are more than ready to resume work but that the Federal Government should consider meeting their demands first.
The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has accused the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige of lying to President Muhammadu Buhari about the status of negotiations with the union.
Speaking on Thursday about the lingering ASUU strike during an appearance on Channels Television interview programme, Osodeke said Ngige must have been feeding the President fake information.
According to the ASUU president, if President Buhari had been getting the truth about the negotiations between the union and the government, he wouldn’t have issued the ‘enough is enough’ statement in which he charge the striking University lecturers to return to work.
Osodeke also stated that the figures the government is peddling as what ASUU is demanding are not true, stating that they didn’t give such figures during their negotiations.
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