Finally the three month strike of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been called off with an immediate directive to Lecturers to resume school on Friday.
The strike was suspended on Thursday following an agreement the body reached with the Federal Government after a two hour meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
ASUU announced this through its Twitter handle, @ASUUNGR on Thursday evening.
According to the statement released;
The NEC has decided that the STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
Academic activities resume tomorrow.#ASUUstrikehasbeensuspended.
— Official_ASUU (@ASUUNGR) February 7, 2019
However, it warned that “this is a suspension, not an outright call-off. If government reneges on our memorandum of agreement, we will embark on another industrial action with full force.”
Meanwhile, the ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said lecturers are to resume on Friday, February 8, 2019.
After the meeting, Ngige expressed gratitude to ASUU leadership for their understanding, he disclosed that eight areas of disagreements were discussed and agreed upon by the two parties.