Mixed Reactions As ASUU Conditionally Ends Nine-Month-Old Strike—-Nigerians have taken to social media platforms to react moment the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced it was calling off its nine-month strike, generating comments from Nigerians.
The Genius Media Nigeria had reported that ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi announced the cancellation of the strike in a press briefing on Wednesday.
He added that the suspension of the strike was with immediate effect.
This was after Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, announced yesterday that the strike would be called off before January 15, 2021.
Ogunyemi explained that the lecturers called off the strike due to their sympathetic for the students, whom he described their children.
He urged the Federal Government to stick to commitments made with ASUU to forestall a recurrence.
Reacting, many Nigerians urged both ASUU and the Federal Government not to forget lessons learnt.
Werey plenty for this country ooo….2 days to Christmas ASUU call-off 10months strike. What a funny country.
— Oluseyi Gideon Olaniyi (@realoluseyi) December 23, 2020
Congrats to our Undergraduates.
The one wey dey pain me na ppl wey no dey school dey shout ASUU WHY? NAIJA MY COUNTRY.
— Dr. El-Haruon (@abacha97) December 23, 2020
The next battle after ASUU and the Federal government is between the Nigerian students and Covid-19 and its protocols.
— Pharm.abdul-kabeer (@pharm_kabeer) December 23, 2020
ASUU has called off its strike, now everyone's having headaches. Paracetamol prices would go higher soon.
— Lamide.Black® (@lamide_black) December 23, 2020
— Canadian🇨🇦 M🅰rkēt 🅱ōy ⚛ (@Hez_ra_hel) December 23, 2020
After ASUU don score all the goals while striking,
Now Nigerian Referees have been substituted for the striking role.
No #NWFL today!
— Oba (@The_Ckarisma) December 23, 2020
Now that ASUU has called off strike officially, the next fight will be between landlords and students 🤔
Because seriously I cannot pay for a house I did not live o 😒😐🙄
— Sufficiently Sufficient (@Abdulka07436445) December 23, 2020
ASUU Strike *March 23 to December 23* this EDD is well calculated, only if you know😀
— Amynarth🌹✨💥💫 (@Miemiek3) December 23, 2020
As #ASUU gas called off strike. Come and buy totebags for school.
Or is it the same bag you used in school last year you want to use this year???
Price of bags: 2k each
Location is surulere, Lagos
Send a dm, call/whatsapp 07012188664 pic.twitter.com/Eh53BkJ0YA
— Someborri (@thetotebagshop) December 23, 2020
Asuu call off strike two days before Christmas 😳😳😳😳😳😳
— King Gram (@KingGram7) December 23, 2020
Asuu just called off strike now and my is going out to buy packet of condom 🤣
— Shakespeare🇬🇧🇳🇬 (@IAoshata) December 23, 2020
Asuu some of us would still resume February pic.twitter.com/IiiQuVUpgB
— Arnold~ (@Arnold_tha1st) December 23, 2020