Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has replied Buhari on the two weeks given to Education Minister Adamu Adamu to end the strike that has lasted six months, stating that what the President should do is sign the agreement with ASUU.
Newsonline reports that ASUU said the two weeks given to Minister of Education, Adamu shows still insincerity of the Federal government as it knows what it should do to end the strike.
ASUU maintained that two weeks ultimatum given to Adamu is too long to resolve the six months lingering strike.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made the statement on Tuesday in reaction to President Buhari’s directive on Tuesday to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to within two weeks make sure that university lecturers return to school.
Also, Senator Shehu Sani has faulted the directive of President Buhari to ASUU, stating that Buhari’s directive should have been given to the Finance Minister to pay the university lecturers’ body the money it is demanding.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said, “Two weeks is too long. The issue of renegotiation has been completed by both sides, which means that one is gone.
“They should just come back to us and say ‘we have agreed, sign it’. That should not take two days,” Osodeke,”
Senator Shehu Sani, stated, ” The President doesn’t need to give the Education Minister two weeks to resolve the ASUU issues. All the president needs to do is to direct the finance minister to release the funds needed to address the issues.”
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, embarked on an indefinite strike on February 14.
For six months the strike has lingered without the Federal government and ASUU coming to an agreement.