The Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that signing and implementing a renegotiated agreement will end the ongoing strike.
According to the union, its members have sacrificed so much for their well-being, adding that the federal government owes them more than nine years of allowances.
Speaking in Ibadan on Sunday, the Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole, urged the public not to see the lingering strike as a thing but as a fight as all citizens must have quality education for their children.
“We got here by collective negligence of electing incompetent people into public offices.
"The fight for quality education for the children of the masses has become a class war among the economic elite, the working class and the ruling class until we rise up and demand accountability from those in office to do what is in the best interest of the majority, cycle of strikes and underdevelopment will not stop.
“Nigerians continue to elect people who don’t care about them. We worship those who have money than those with the right virtues and have the interest of society at heart.
"Our renegotiation ought to have ended by 2012 but here we are in 2022 and yet the government is playing games with us. We are asking for a renegotiation of existing agreements that will position our members as human beings working in a decent place.
“We are asking for the Revitalisation of Public Universities through appropriate funding. We are saying we have a better homegrown alternative to the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS).
We are saying check the proliferation of Universities that you cannot fund and we are saying Nigerians deserve to be ranked among the top 100 in the world if our leaders invest in education.
"We should be developing our own solutions not depending on others. Sadly we have an uncoordinated Presidency and cabinet working at cross purposes.
"This strike is not about ASUU, It is about the future of the Nigerian children", he stated.