- After months of staying at home, Nigerian university students will soon resume as ASUU has suspended its strike
- However, the students may be back home again in February 2021 if the federal government reneges on its promises to ASUU
- This latest development was disclosed by ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, shortly after the announcement of the strike's suspension
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it might resume its suspended strike in February 2021 if the federal government fails to fulfil the promises it made to the lecturers.
ASUU had in March begun a nationwide strike over the federal government’s insistence that lecturers must register for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and other key issues.
After months of disagreements, Ogunyemi said the government and ASUU have finally reached an agreement which led to the suspension of the strike.
The ASUU president said the government made promises about the demands of the union. He said the progress of the implementation of the agreements reached with the Nigerian government will be reviewed in February 2021.
Nigerians react to ASUU's statement
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the union's threat of resuming strike in February.
Emma Ifeanyichukwu said on Facebook:
"This country is funny. ASSU called off strike during school vacation and festive period, but will resume strike when students are supposed to be in school!"
Austin Aye Calvin said:
"Hahaha! Y'all should expect ASSU's second wave strike."
Wokji James Danlami Yakzum commented:
"It's a joke I believe."
Mustapha Idris said:
"I think something is wrong with this Asuu"
Meanwhile, Senator Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, has vowed not to give ASUU an opportunity to go on another strike.
According to the former governor, he will do everything to ensure the union doesn't embark on industrial action and that the federal government keeps to its agreement.
Ngige made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television on Wednesday, December 23.
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