- University students in Nigeria can now heave a sigh of relief after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its 10-month old strike
- The Nigerian government and ASUU have been in a tug of since early this year over salaries and other issues, thereby putting the university education in government universities on halt
A good number of Nigerians have welcomed the development coupled with the challenges of the coronavirus disease pandemic in the country
In a Statement issued earlier today, Wednesday, December 23, ASUU made known the following:
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” suspended its strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started since March 2020. He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020.
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ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed the agreement reached with the Federal Government and a meeting with its National Executive Council (NEC).
While warning that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers, Ogunyemi noted that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the FG and Senate.
Professor Ogunyemi thanked students and their parents for their understanding throughout the nine-month period and said: “no amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments.”
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