The Minister of Education Mr Adamu Adamu has said that he expects that the ASUU strike will be called off within the week.
Punch reports that Adamu said this while briefing journalists on Sunday, revealing that the issues that led to the strike have been resolved.
I should comment now on the ongoing strike which I hope will be called off today or perhaps tomorrow but certainly there will be no strike by next week.
I expected that by now ASUU would have called off their strike because we have virtually reached agreement on all issues. So, I hope either today or tomorrow but certainly within the week, ASUU strike will be off.
ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, however said that he is not in a position to state if the strike will be called off or not. He said:
I cannot tell you if the strike will end on Thursday or not. It is what our members tell us. ASUU president doesn’t have the final say on that.
Government has given us what it can give us and we have sent it back to our members. We are waiting for their response.
We have discussed all the areas and government has told us the last thing they could do. That thing they could do has now been committed in writing. We have that written position of government. We have looked at it and we promised them that we will take it to our members as a written document.
We are expecting our members to consider and get back to us with our own final statement too. That is the progress that we have made. Government has given its own final statement. ASUU will make its own final statement known before the end of the week.