Since March 24, Federal Government-owned institutions have been on strike due to a lingering dispute between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) despite interventions by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
However, after the over nine months prolonged ASUU strike, information gathered has revealed that the long wait over the suspension of the industrial action may soon be over.
To this end, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Monday while speaking in Anambra, gave an hint about the likely time the Universities in the country may reopen.
Ngige disclosed that by January, 2021, Universities in the country should have reopened because the final decisions on the ASUU strike will be reached this week.
According to vanguardngr, in particular, the Minister revealed that the final decisions on the ongoing ASUU strike will be taken on Tuesday during a meeting he would hold with ASUU leadership in Abuja.
The meetings are expected to hold twice on Tuesday, one at midnight and the other in the afternoon the same day.
As a result, many Nigerians which includes parents and undergraduates, have urged both the FG and ASUU to put the interest of the teaming students who have wasted a whole academic year in heart and suspend the strike immediately.
But, putting into consideration that since 1999, the ASUU have gone on strike on no fewer than 15 times, usually because the FG refuse to fulfil it promises to the academic body, who do you think should be blamed for this recurring lingering strike, the FG or ASUU itself ?