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ASUU Agrees To Suspends 8-Month-Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to suspend its indefinite industrial action.

ASUU took the decision at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union in Abuja early Friday.

A formal announcement is expected to be made later Friday morning.

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A member of ASUU-NEC who was at the meeting told some journalists that the suspension of the strike was based on last week’s ruling of the Court of Appeal which asked the union to obey an order of the National Industrial Court.

The industrial court had, by granting an injunction sought by the Nigerian government, ordered the lecturers to suspend the strike pending the determination of the substantive suit.

Our source said the government was yet to meet the demand of the lecturers.

Members of the union’s National Executive Committee, which comprises the chairmen of the state chapters and members of the national executive, attended the meeting at the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year.

A few days after the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, referred the dispute with ASUU to the industrial court, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, began holding talks with the union.

While proceedings continued in the court, the leadership of the House of Representatives facilitated meetings between ASUU and affected Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government

29th February 2024
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