Finally! ASUU suspends 9-month-old strike, gives reasons

Finally! ASUU suspends 9-month-old strike, gives reasons

- After several months of back and forth between FG and ASUU, the industrial action which began in March 2020 has finally come to an end

- The president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known on Wednesday, December 22

- Ogunyemi said the ASUU took the decision after a long meeting with the federal government

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After months of the tussle between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) over Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the union on Wednesday, December 23, called off its strike which started in March 2020.

Legit.ng reports that the national president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).

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ASUU finally suspends 9-month-old strike, gives reasons
The national chairman of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the decision to end the strike was taken after a meeting with the FG. Credit: @ASUUNGR
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The union shared the message on its Twitter handle. It read:

Ogunyemi added that the ASUU expresses joy on how the federal government handled the negotiation process, adding that they would be having their own executive meeting to conclude and get back to the government within 24hrs.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the ASUU hinted that it would call off its strike action on Wednesday, December 23.

It was reported that the federal government was said to have begun paying two-month arrears of the university lecturers.

ASUU had in a tweet on Tuesday, December 22, hinted at the possibility of resumption after over nine months of embarking on strike action.

The federal government on Monday, December 21, said Nigerian university students would be returning to classrooms by January 2021.

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In another report, ASUU's president, Prof. Ogunyemi said on Sunday, December 6, that the government was yet to release the withheld salaries of some of its members.

The ASUU president pointed out that despite the latest offer from the government’s negotiating team, none of the offers made had been implemented.

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