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Breakings! Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Has Officially Suspended Strike



The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, February 8.
The suspension of the strike was
announced on Thursday evening after a meeting with between the ASUU leadership and a government delegation led by labour minister, Chris Ngige.

The ASUU delegation was led by its president, Abiodun Ogunyemi, who announced the suspension of the strike.
At the meeting, a memorandum of action was signed by the two parties.

Mr Ngige had earlier said the government had resolved the eight contentious issues that led to the strike. He said some of the items have been implemented.

However, Mr Ogunyemi had in November said to suspend the strike, the government must fully implement “the Memorandum of Action (MoA) the two parties willingly signed in October 2017,” he said.

“So the MoA must be implemented fully before we can even talk of suspension of the strike. If they implement the outstanding issues in the MoA fully and change the leadership of the negotiating team, then we can go back to the negotiation,” 

“As they (schools) currently stand, they can neither attract competent foreign lecturers or foreign students who could add to their global rating.

He also said ASUU was not happy going on strike but had no choice.
“Unfortunately, that is the language the government understands. Each time ASUU goes on strike, our work is disrupted. But what work are we doing under unfavourable conditions?” Mr Ogunyemi said.
However ASUU warns Government that is not yet over.

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