DrThe Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accepted the proposal of government but asked to be given until Tuesday for words on ending their strike.
Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities has officially suspended its strike
- The union announced the suspension after it held a meeting with the federal government delegation
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, September 18, announced a conditional suspension of its strike action, The Punch ch reports.
The delegation was led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.
According to Premium Times, ASUU said it was suspending the strike till October for the federal government to fulfill its pledges,
ASUU also ordered lecturers to resume duty from Tuesday, September 19.
A memorandum of understanding was signed with the federal government delegation at the meeting.
Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, stated this after the fifth open negotiation meeting with representatives of government, which lasted about four hours.
He said the government will hear from them within 24 hours.
“Our members are waiting for us currently at the Labour House, so you will hear from us within 24 hours,” Mr. Ogunyemi said.
“In the spirit of patriotism, we can work collectively for the improvement of the education sector,” he said.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said both parties had come to the end of deliberation on the matter.
“We have made lots of progress and agreed on the Union’s demands and we produced what we called ‘Collective Agreement of Action’ but ASUU calls it Memorandum of Action because they want implementation,” he said.
Also Moments ago as shown on this national news channel a headline shows that strike has been called off.
Consequently, the union has directed all members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity, Premium Times reports.
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