The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), has Wednesday, conditionally suspended its nine-month-old strike.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).
Recall that, yesterday, Nigeria’s labour and employment minister Chris Ngige said the government has already met 98% of the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership.
“We have met about 98 per cent of the request of ASUU,” Ngige said in a statement.
The government and ASUU had held series of meetings but failed to reach a conclusion for ASUU to call off the ongoing strike since February 2020.
The payment of arrears remained the most contentious issue without agreement between the government and ASUU. The union insisted on the settling of the arrears of his members’ salaries before calling off the strike.Follow us on social media