Breaking: ASUU ends meeting with FG, announces decision to suspend strike
- Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities has officially suspended its strike till October
- The union announced the suspension after it held a meeting with the federal government delegation
- Lecturers have been ordered by the union to resume duty
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, September 18, announced a conditional suspension of its strike action, The Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathered that ASUU president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this in Abuja late on Monday night, after concluding the final meeting with the federal government delegation.
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The delegation was led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.
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.
Legit.ng 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.
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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.
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