The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says the Federal Government has the capacity to resolve the lingering issues within just two days. ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, who spoke while featuring on Arise TV programme, asserted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is not interested in meeting the demands of the union.
He slammed the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige for dragging the union to the National Industrial Court, NIC, while President Buhari and other government officials are interacting with the union to resolve the eighth-month strike.
He said, “All Nigerians can see that the government is not interested in resolving the issues. Like I have said, these issues can be resolved in just one or two days.
“But they are playing with everything. Why will a minister of labour be going to court when the pro-chancellors are having interaction with the president who promised to get back.
“If you force lecturers to class, how are you sure you will have the best of teaching and research? This can be resolved in one day if the federal government is interested”.