ASUU suspends strike, asks lecturers to resume work

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended a strike it commenced three months ago.

The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from today, February 8.

Suspension of the strike was announced Thursday evening after a meeting between ASUU leadership and a government delegation led by labour minister, Mr Chris Ngige.

ASUU delegation was led by its president, Mr Biodun Ogunyemi, who announced suspension of the strike.

At the meeting, a memorandum of action was signed by the two parties.

Ngige had earlier said the government had resolved the eight contentious issues that led to the strike. He said some of the items had been implemented.

Ngige said the union agreed with the government that N25 billion naira will be released for the revitalization of public universities.

He said visitation panels have been constituted and will commence work on March 2.

ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, following government’s failure to implement agreement reached with the union in November 2016.

 

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