ASUU Finally Suspends Strike After Eight Months

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday morning announced the suspension of its eight-month-old industrial action conditionally, a member of the union’s National Executive Committee has confirmed. 

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

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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.

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.

The leadership of ASUU andthe House of Representatives on Monday held a very fruitful meeting on the lingering industrial action by the lecturers.

The lecturers who were led by ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke to the meeting, and the leadership of the House, led by Femi Gbajabiamila, held a closed-door meeting that lasted for about 30 minutes before having another one in front of the camera.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that the House has been hosting meetings between the government and the strike lecturers in the past couple of weeks.

Recall that last Friday, the Court of Appeal agreed with an early ruling by the National Industrial Court that asked the Union to resume immediately.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year.

By the announcement, Nigerian students will now be gearing up to return to school next week.

Africa Today News, New York

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