ASUU Strike: Emulate Jonathan, Osodeke Tells FG

Mary Ugwuanyi

Emmanuel Osodeke, President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked the Federal Government to refer to the example set by former President Goodluck Jonathan in putting an end to the ongoing strike.

Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, embarked on industrial action over government’s failure to implement the agreements reached with the union.  

Proffering a solution to the lingering strike, Osodeke, in an interview with AIT, recalled that President Jonathan held a 14-hour meeting with the union to find a solution to their dispute.

The ASUU President asked the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to set up a committee of passionate individuals who have a genuine desire for the progress of the country.

He said, “Government should for once go the way of Goodluck Jonathan. And in one night, we had that meeting for 14 hours,” he said.

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“Open. Both sides were open, no class, no power, no sitting power, and we looked at all the issues and we resolved it within 14 hours.

“If this government can put out a strong team, if the president cannot be there, let him put a strong team together or people who are not part of those who are telling lies presently. 

“People who love this country. They don’t have to be in government. If you can put this thing together and we meet to look at how we can resolve this national problem.”

Source: Cable

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