Use Jonathan’s style to end strike – ASUU president, Osodeke tells Buhari

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to learn from former President Goodluck Jonathan how to resolve the ongoing strike.

Lecturers begun the industrial action on February 14, 2022, over the inability of the government to fully address the demands of the union.

The strike has now lingered for more than six months with the federal government, the Ministers of Education and Labour, finding it uneasy to find a solution.

The president of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, has via a television session, claimed that Jonathan’s government engaged the union in a 14-hour negotiation to resolve the issue.

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

“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,” Osodeke said.

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