Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), and President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, raised the hope yesterday that striking lecturers would suspend their activities in a matter of days.
This fuelled strong indications that public universities would soon be reopened for academic activities.
Gbajabiamila spoke after a brief meeting with ASUU representatives, led by Prof Osokede, at the National Assembly.
He expressed confidence that raised the hope that was echoed by Falana in Lagos at the launch of “Breaking coconut with your head”, a book written by Mr. Lanre Arogundade.
The ASUU president, however, did not give a concrete date for the restart of academic activities.
Osodeke said: “Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. What that means is that there is hope, but we are still negotiating.
“We will let you (press) know when we finish our negotiations.”