ASUU conditionally suspends 8-month-old strike

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Friday announced the suspension of its eight-month-old industrial action conditionally.

A member of the union’s National Executive Committee who made the disclosure to Channels Television, said the union decided to suspend the strike during a meeting of its leadership that started on Thursday night and lasted into the early hours of Friday.

The meeting was called by the union to determine its next line of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeal ruling last week.

ASUU is expected to make a formal announcement about the suspended strike this morning.

Prior to the meeting, the Court of Appeal had ordered ASUU to suspend the strike before its appeal of the ruling ordering lecturers to resume work can be heard.

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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, initially a four-week industrial action to push for better funding of universities as well as improved welfare for its members based on several deals reached with the government.


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