The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Thursday gave a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to end the strike embarked upon by lecturers in the nation’s public universities.
The NUT President, Mr. Michael Olukoya, stated this in Abuja at the end of the union’s meeting, NAN reported.
ASUU, had since July 1, embarked on a strike it described as “comprehensive, total and indefinite.”
The lecturers are protesting against the non-implementation of an agreement they entered into with the Federal Government in 2009.
Olukoya said members of the union would not hesitate to close down the nation’s schools, if the two parties failed to reach agreement after two weeks.
He described the current ASUU strike as nationalistic, patriotic and self-sacrificing.