EducationLabourNewsASUU: Strike Will Soon Be Called Off — Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights lawyer, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will soon call off its nearly eight-month strike.

This is coming a few days after the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the union to end the ongoing strike and resume academic duties.

The court had given the order after dismissing ASUU’s application to challenge the 21 September ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria which directed the suspension of the strike.

Speaking in a book launch in Lagos on Monday, Falana gave the assurance that “the strike will soon be called off.”

The lawyer is the counsel for ASUU in the legal battle between the union and the federal government.

He said he was “reasonably confident that the consultations between the House (of Representatives) and the presidency will yield positive results in the interest of the striking lecturers and the students.”

Following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Friday said the House has done its part to end the lingering ASUU strike. He said the President would communicate the outcome of the deliberations to Nigerians.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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