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ASUU speaks on plans to end strike soon

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said it has put plans in progress to end the lingering lecturers’ strike soon, saying they see “light at the end of the tunnel.”

The fallout of the back-and-forth negotiations with the Federal Government has seen universities shut across the countries since February.

However, at a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said: “For the first time, we have seen light at the end of the tunnel.

“If the way the National Assembly has intervened; if we had done that long ago, or those in charge of labour and education had done exactly this, we would not be where we are today.

“We would not have stayed more than two or three weeks on this strike.

“There is strike all over the world — UK, US, all over. But they don’t allow it to last.”

Meanwhile, the Speaker had hinted at the meeting that the long-running strike embarked upon by ASUU will be over “in matter of days.”

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Gbajabiamila stated this while briefing the leadership of ASUU about his meetings with the President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.