October 1, 2023

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday, declared that the varsity lecturers are ready to go back to school if the federal government meets their demands.

This gave an indication that the union will suspend its prolonged strike very soon, as its demands are met.

CME gathered that this was revealed by Prof Ogunyemi, who was speaking at a meeting between the Federal Government, led by the Labour Minister and ASUU leadership, led by the President, said their members are willing to resume because it is a matter of national interest.

The ASUU president said: “Our members are ready and willing to go to class because it is a matter of national interest. Just like every other person’s child is at home, our member’s children are also at home.”

Prof Ogunyemi commended the Senate President and the Minister of Labour and Employment, the Accountant General of the Federation, among others for making it possible for them to discuss on the issues.

He pointed out that though, ASUU delegation came with an open mind to the meeting, its members out there expect much from the meeting.

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