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The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday said that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will call off it’s 7 months old strike in a matter of days.

He said this in a meeting with the ASUU leadership led by its President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke.

Recall that the leadership of the House led by Gbajabiamila had in the last 4 weeks held 4 different meetings with the academic body to resolve the lingering, knotty issues with the government.

The Speaker led a delegation of lawmakers to the Presidential Villa where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari to submit the report of the meeting with ASUU.

According to Gbajabiamila, President, Muhammadu Buhari would make a declaration on the “No Work No Pay” issue, which is a significant area of contention, on Tuesday, October 11.

He said that both the government and ASUU had agreed to shift grounds on their respective positions in overall interests of the students and the country at large.