Federal Government has revealed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will end its ongoing industrial action soon.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila made this known in an interview with newsmen.
FG gave the assurance on Wednesday, that its face-off with the university based unions will soon be resolved and academic activities will resume in earnest.
This is as the government has summoned all the relevant agencies including the National Information Development Agency, NITDA to brief it on the success so far recording in resolving the contentious issues that led to the ongoing strike by the four university based unions.
Recall that the public universities were shutdown on February 14 by the ASUU and the other three university based unions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions, NASU and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, joined in the strike over the inability of the government to address their concerns.
“I am hopeful that the disagreement between Government and ASUU will be resolved soon so that our children can go back to school” Femi Gbajabiamila noted.
Femi Gbajabiamila said the challenges in the education sector are surmountable and the Federal Government is not relenting in finding solutions and ending ASUU strike.
He said he is prepared to make impact in the sector by working with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
He said: “I am prepared to make impacts in the Ministry and the Education sector working with the Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu. Where there are challenges there must be solutions. And I can assure you that we will find the solution and our children will go back to school.”