The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of it nationwide industrial action.
ASUU’s decision followed a reconciliation meeting with a Federal Government team which held today (Monday) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The talks with the Federal Government team came after about two weeks following the union’s consultations with its various chapters on the terms of agreement earlier reached by both parties.
According to naij.com, Lecturals are to resume today. Read below.
Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities has officially suspended its strike – The union announced the suspension after it held a meeting with the federal government delegation The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, September 18, announced a conditional suspension of its strike action, The Punch reports. NAIJ.com gathered that ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this in Abuja late on Monday night, after concluding the final meeting with the federal government.
According to Premium Times, ASUU said it was suspending the strike till October for the federal government to fulfill its pledges, ASUU also ordered lecturers to resume duty from Tuesday, September 19. A memorandum of understanding was signed with the federal government delegation at the meeting. NAIJ.com had earlier reported that ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike after an extensive deliberation at its meeting held at the University of Abuja. Consequently, the union has directed all members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity, Premium Times reports. PAY ATTENTION: Watch more videos on NAIJ.com TV According to a statement signed by Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, the union explored all means of negotiation before the decision to embark on an indefinite strike action was reached.