Following reliable reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resumed negotiations with the Nigerian Government on Thursday as a move towards putting an end to the lingering strike action embarked upon for over six months now.
There has been reactions from the Nigerian youth population on social media regarding the recent development, as many believes it’s a smart move by the Nigerian government to quench the ongoing nationwide protests.
The Nigerian government had on Thursday resumed negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to put an end to their month-long industrial action.
ASUU had embarked on an indefinite industrial action following their opposition to the Nigerian government’s move to enforce the use of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) salary payment platform. Having vowed that the members of the union would not go back to work until all their demands are met.
Prior to this moment, all efforts to reach a consensus on the issue had proved abortive.
Reacting to the development on Twitter, Okoroh Diana (@DianaOkoroh) said “I’m telling you, they want us to go back to school now, so that we won’t protest, please lets not back down, they are looking for every means to stop us.”
While AdesewaSparkles (@DuchessT_) tweeted: “Suddenly ASUU and FG want to call off Strike and ban protest, they don’t want us to achieve our goals. Use this energy to Retweet #EndSWAT let it trend worldwide!!!
Also, IbroSparkles (@Ibrahim_s_ahmad) tweeted “They have discovered a whole bunch of crowd on the street are undergraduate and NYSC hold up. You can see they are relentlessly working on ASUU”