The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” suspended its nine-month-old strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started in March 2020.
The union announced the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a meeting of the union in Abuja, he explains that the development followed the agreement reached with the Federal Government and a series of meetings with its National Executive Council (NEC).
Ogunyemi also warns that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers, he noted that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the Federal Government and senate of the universities.
Professor Ogunyemi thanked students and their parents for their understanding throughout the nine-month period and said: “no amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments.”