The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reaffirmed its willingness to end its eight-month strike and expressed hope that the current negotiations between the Presidency and the leadership of the House of Representatives will result in fruitful outcomes.

Counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana, stated this on Monday in chat with Channels Television after the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the striking lecturers to resume academic duties.

Femi Falana, a lawyer representing ASUU, made this claim in an interview with Channels Television on Monday after the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the lecturers on strike to return to their academic obligations.

“The legal advice I will give to my clients will stay confidential. However, I can guarantee that the strike will be called off shortly, Falana said.

“Advising clients to call off a strike is the most difficult aspect of my practice. On one occasion, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) and I spent six hours persuading Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress) to call off a strike in compliance with a court order. Our advice to ASUU will be based on the court order and other relevant reports.

“I am reasonably confident that the consultations between the House and the Presidency will yield positive results in the interest of the striking lecturers and the students,” he added