After envisaging a judgement against the union, The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said that the union cannot be compelled to return to classes.

The ASUU National President, Emmanuel Osodeke stated this during a parley with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Osodeke, said the association would not be forced to resume classes.

The ASUU national president accompanied by its executives, likened the scenario to a court order to force a medical doctor to treat a patient.

He maintained that ASUU remained blameless about the closure of public universities.

He warned that the universities, which account for over 95 per cent intake of students, faced the risk of depreciating to the level of public primary schools within the next 10 years.

Meanwhile, there is a strong indication that the lingering strike imposed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be over soon.

According to him, the very near future, the issue of strike will be resolved.

Osodeke said after meeting held on earlier on Tuesday, September 20, with the leadership of the House of Representatives in Abuja.

On his part, the speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that some resolutions have been made with the union.

So far, the lower chamber has also invited the Accountant-General of the Federation, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Auditor-Heneral of the Federation, and the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to conclude on the agreement made with the union.


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