JUST IN: ASUU Calls Off Nationwide Strike after 3 Months


The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has temporarily called off its three months old strike, which has paralysed since paralysed academic activities.

The union however promised to resume strike if the government reneges on the newly signed memorandum of action.

ASUU had commenced a “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike three months ago due to the federal government’s failure to fulfil the agreement made with the union.

The union said during the strike period, there will be no teaching, examination or attendance of statutory meeting of any kind in any of ASUU’s branches till the government meets the union’s demands.

Among the issues ASUU has raised this time are the 2009 agreement and 2013 MOU are; funding for the revitalization of public universities; earned academic allowances; registration of Nigerian universities pension management company and pension matters; university staff school, fractionalisation and non payment of salaries among others.

“Issues outside Babalakin’s negotiation committee are what we discussing. We are saying that government did not continue the implementation of the existing issues from 2009 Federal government ASUU agreement. Government have abandoned implementation,” the union said.


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