ASUU denies signing agreement to suspend 9-month-old strike

ASUU denies signing agreement to suspend 9-month-old strike

- ASUU has issued a fresh statement to set the record straight concerning its ongoing strike

- According to the chairman of ASUU UniJos chapter, Lazarus Maigoro, the union is not taking a break from the industrial action

- Maigoro also insisted that the educational body has also not signed any agreement to that effect with the government

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to claims making the rounds in some quarters that the union has signed an agreement to suspend its ongoing strike.

The leadership of the educational body on Friday, December 11, said the strike has not been suspended neither has any agreement been signed with the federal government regarding such.

This was revealed by the chairman of the University of Jos chapter of ASUU, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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No agreement to suspend strike – ASUU
ASUU has denied suspending its ongoing industrial action. Photo credit: @ASUUNGR
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Maigoro speaking to the news publication in Jos explained that though the federal government promised to fulfil part of the agreement, it has, however, not done anything to date.

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Earlier, reported that the scheduled meeting between the Nigerian government and ASUU had been postponed indefinitely.

The meeting was scheduled to hold on Wednesday, December 9. ASUU said the reason for the indefinite suspension was as a result of the time frame the federal government gave them to consult their members.

In a related development, the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has promised to shut down all private universities in the country if the prolonged strike declared by ASUU does not come to an end soon.

NANS' new president, Sunday Asefon, on Wednesday, December 9, wailed that this is the longest strike by lecturers since the history of Nigeria.

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However, Asefon disclosed that the association will engage the federal government and ASUU leaders as a step towards bringing about a lasting solution to the issue.

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