The pan-northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to ratify its agreement with the Federal Government so as to signal the end of its 5 month old strike.
ACF Publicity Secretary, Mr Anthony Sani, made the call in a statement on Thursday.
The ACF said the return of lecturers to the classrooms would be in the best interest of students, parents and the educational system – which have been the worse hit since the strike started on July 1, 2013.
“We wish to call on ASUU to please hasten the completion of the said paper work with a view to calling off the strike forthwith,” it said.
It also cautioned the federal government on the ultimatum issued to ASUU to resume lectures or be sacked, saying that it would only prolong the strike.
“No purpose will be served by the ultimatum at this stage when ASUU has said all that remains for calling off the strike is mere paper work.
“This is precisely because the ultimatum at this stage can only result in avoidable test of wills capable of prolonging the strike, which no one wants,” the forum said.