The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has expressed hope that its ongoing negotiation with the Federal Government over their long-standing differences that have crippled academic activities in the nation’s public universities for about five months now would soon be over.
The President of the Union, Pro. Emmanuel Osodeke gave this hope in an interview at the weekend.
He was asked for an update on the Union’s position as regards its ongoing negotiation with the Federal Government team led by Prof. Nimi Briggs, who is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt(UNIPORT)
The ASUU boss said that even though calling off the strike is not a personal decision but that of the Union Congress, all he could say for now is that their negotiation with the Federal Government team was still ongoing and at the advanced stage of reaching conclusion.
He said ASUU would definitely let the media and the public be aware of the outcome as events unfold themselves.