Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended the indefinite strike which commenced on Sunday, 13th August 2017.
The strike was suspended after a four-hour meeting yesterday with the federal government delegates in Abuja.
The president of the union Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said, the strike was suspended after the union gave the federal government a deadline till the end of October 2017, to fulfil its promises.
He said, “We have signed a new Memorandum of Action today (Monday). Each item contained in the MOA has a timeline attached. It is our hope that our trust will not be dashed again, we hope that the Government will abide with the time line attached to all the items in the MOA”.
The conditional suspension of the strike was reached, after an intense consultation process. The National Executive Council of ASUU has agreed to conditionally suspend the ongoing indefinite strike action; taking into cognizance the latest proposal of the federal government.
ASUU and the Federal Government delegates led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige have signed the MOA to seal their decisions.