Breaking: ASUU Suspends Strike After Nine Months
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended their strike of nine months.
Jameela News reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has on Wednesday, December 23, announced the suspension of their nine-month-old strike.
This online news platform understands that the strike which commenced since March 2020, was called off during a briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.
The ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi confirmed the end of the strike almost three weeks after hinting on the suspension.
At the time of the Press report, details to the suspension are still sketchy.
Meanwhile, Jameela News learned on December 2 that members of the union have assured stakeholders that the union is focused on the next step to end the strike.
ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi told newsmen on Tuesday, December 1 that the union is consulting with its members nationwide regarding offers made by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on the welfare of lecturers in Nigerian universities.
Prof Ogunyemi said: “We have what the government is offering and have transmitted the same to our members nationwide and we are consulting on what the next line of action will be. You know a tree does not make a forest and our union is democratic in nature and practice.
“As for how long the consultation would take, I cannot say but it may go beyond this week. Whatever we decide on is definitely going to be in the national interest, the interest of our children, the interest of our members, and the good of all.”