Prof. Osadeke stated this on Monday while appearing on politics today, a Channels Television’s political program
The ASUU president had stated that the union was willing to call off the strike if the Federal Government agreed to its demands at today’s meeting
He said: “If we go into that meeting tomorrow and the government says, what you have bargained for, we are willing to sign, the strike will be called off.”
The lecturers’ union had been on strike since February 14, 2022, after the Federal Government refused to meet some of its demands.
Some of their demands include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.
Recall that CSONews24 had earlier reported that President Buhari, on July 19, gave the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu a two-week ultimatum to address the demands of ASUU, after the submission of the ASUU report by the Briggs committee.
Albeit, the Presidency had denied any ultimatum, a statement on July 20 by the President’s media aide, Garba Shehu, said the agreements could be reached in an even shorter period if all parties/stakeholders are not unrealistically obstinate.