ASUU Suspends Nationwide Strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced the suspension of it three months old nationwide industrial action and ordered lecturers to resume academic activities immediately.
The decision to suspend the ASUU strike comes following a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
Speaking on Thursday, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi said after government proposals for addressing all outstanding issues in the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA), NEC resolved to suspend the strike.
“The strike is suspended conditionally with effect from 12.01 a.m on Friday, February 8.
“However, should Government fail to fulfil its part of the agreement as reflected in the 2019 Memorandum of Action, ASUU shall resume its suspended strike as the union deems it necessary,” he said.
In his address, the minister of employment said eight areas of disagreements were discussed and resolved by the two parties.
According to him, we have dealt with all the eight contending issues and some of them have been implemented.
It would be recalled that ASUU had embarked on strike on November 4, 2018 over its demands for revitalisation of universities, academic earned allowances, issuance of Universities Pension Management Company and other issues.