The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five-week old strike following a meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President announced this at a news conference after the meeting with the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja.
He said the union decided to conditionally suspend the strike in view of the timeline of October 2017 for the implementation of the signed agreement.
According to Ogunyemi, after an elaborate and extensive consultation process, the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU has agreed to conditionally suspend the ongoing action.
“We are taking into cognisance the fact that major proposals from the government to address the contending issues in the strike action has a deadline of the end of October, 2017.
“All members of ASUU are to resume work after their branch congresses on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
“However, ASUU will not hesitate to review its position should government renege on the signed Memorandum of Action,” he said.