The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Nasir Faggae has vowed that the union would not succumb to any pressure to call off its six weeks old strike if all its demands are not met by the government.
Mr. Fagge told journalists in Abuja that although negotiations have continued, there’s nothing yet on the table.
He said the union remains resolute in sustaining the ongoing strike action to ensure that the topical issues affecting the nation’s university system are tackled decisively once and for all.
However, the chairman of the Needs Assessment Committee of the Nigerian Universities, Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state says the public holidays have stalled the smooth progress made so far, but if all goes according to plan, the strike may be called off next week and also assured Nigerians that the industrial dispute will be resolved.
The President of ASUU, Professor Nasir Faggae was not under pressure to call off the strike,as he insisted that the union is resolute in sustaining the ongoing strike action if the issues in contention are not met, inspite of appeals by the Minister of Education, Prof.
Ruqqayat Rufai who tried to avoid the media at the presidential villa.
She however called on ASUU to sheathe their sword while negotiations are in progress.