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I tackled four months ASUU strike in one Night-Goodluck Johnathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said his government  ended a four-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a night.

Former president of Nigeria,Mr Jonathan disclosed this at the 70th birthday celebration of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, organised by The Kukah Centre in Abuja.

Jonathan said, “The society we are managing is complex, now we are talking about ASUU strike, during my time too, ASUU had four months of strike, different committees were meeting and meeting and nothing was working. I said how can our children stay out of school for four months? So I had to call a meeting of all the leadership of ASUU.

“I presided over the meeting with my vice president, the Attorney General was there, I said that that night we must solve the problem. The Attorney General was there, Secretary to the Government of the Federation was there, the ministers of education were there, the labor ministers were there the finance ministers, everybody that has to do with it.

“And I thought that my being there would help us to do things quickly. But we spent the whole night, before we finished on like 5:30am Before we concluded and the strike was called off, so there were issues.”

however, this current ASUU began a one-month warning strike on February 14, 2022, and extended it four times after the Federal Government failed to meet up with its demands.

Some of the demands of ASUU include: revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability.