ASUU Strike- Rev. Chris Okotie says the ASUU strike suspension shouldn’t be celebrated, he gives reasons

Chris Okotie

Rev. Chris Okotie, a campaigner for the interim administration and a former presidential candidate, has cautioned Nigerians not to rejoice at the end of the protracted strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities but rather to seek a long-term solution.

He believes that union workers will get dissatisfied with the decision which is synonymous to other societal issues in the populace.

Okotie noted that while he was relieved that the ASUU strike was finished, he did not expect the frequent labor disputes to end until professional groups were given legislative powers, as outlined in his proposal for an interim government. 

To promote economic stability, professional organizations should, by their competence, create rules that control their respective fields of expertise, such as ASUU for education and the medical association for the health sector.

He believes a group of politicians gather and disguise themselves as the legislature to pass laws in specific fields people have little knowledge of, he believes it is the truth behind labour disputes in the country.

Okotie has envisaged the commencement of another strike like doctors and other members of the Nigeria Labour Congress until Aboriginal Democracy is legitimized as the new political order.

 The eight-month-old nationwide strike was suspended conditionally in the wee hours of the morning after the National Executive Council Meeting.

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