Following a Federal Government delegation held in Abuja on Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to suspend the ongoing thirty six day old strike.
The deliberation held on for about four hours, and having reached a consensus, President of the Union Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi took to a briefing at the Nigerian Labor Congress secretariat to announce the terms and conditions as regards the strike suspension.
Ogunyemi said that the union has offered leverage to the Federal Government to fulfill its promise by the end of October.
He said “We have signed a new Memorandum of Action today (Monday). Each item on the list in the MoA has timeline attached. It is our hope that our trust will not be dashed again. We hope that the government will abide with the timeline attached to all the items on the MoA"
“Let us give a precautionary advice; should the government unilaterally vary the agreements it signed with our union, we should not be held responsible for the consequences”
"So all members of ASUU are to resume work after their branch congresses on Tuesday (today), September 19. However, ASUU will not hesitate to review its position, should the government renege on it MoA, which you all witnessed today”.