ASUU suspends over nine-month-old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to suspend their over nine month old strike on Wednesday, 23rd of December 2020.

ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing in Abuja, maintaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).

ASUU suspends over nine-month-old strike

He said, “The Academic Staff Union of Universities and Nigeria (federal government) has finally agreed on major issues that will lead to the termination of its 10 month old strike.”

Ogunyemi also warned that the lecturers would not hesitate to return to strike without notice if the government fails to maintain its own end of the agreement reached with the union.

He however, noted that owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reopening of schools lies with the Federal and State governments.

Recall that ASUU had embarked on industrial action on the 23rd of March 2020 owing to disagreements with the Federal Government.