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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has conditionally suspended its eight–month strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has conditionally suspended its eight months strike.
The union called off the strike after negotiations with the Federal Government and the House of Representatives, led by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
ASUU reached the decision to suspend the strike during its National Executive Council meeting held at the ASUU secretariat, Abuja that lasted from Thursday to the early hours of Friday.
A source who spoke to Guardian said, “Yes, it has been called off.”
ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke after negotiation with the government had stated that the strike may be suspended in a couple of days.
Osodeke said, “In a few days, we will put this strike to an end. Let all of us working together and the members of the House of Representatives working together, put a beautiful end to this thing we have started so that every Nigerian will be proud that we have the universities we can be proud of.
“We also extend our appreciation to the President for intervening in the ASUU strike. And I want to appeal that in future we should not allow strike to linger. Strike should not go beyond two days; if the way the National Assembly has intervened.
“If we had done that long ago, or those in charge of Labour and Education had done exactly this, we would not have stayed more than two or weeks on the strike.
The union is expected to issue an official circular to its members, directing a return to the classroom.
Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, embarked on industrial action to press home its demands.