The apex academic body in the country, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had finally compromised to the tune of Federal government to suspend her three month long strike yesterday in Abuja.
The above decision was followed from the result of a conciliatory meeting ASUU held with the federal government yesterday Thursday 7th February 2019, in Abuja after signing all agreements with the Federal Government.
Chris Ngige:The Minister of Labour, represented the Federal Government, while the lecturers were represented by the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi.
According to Ngige, both parties amicably resolved the eight contentious issues that had prolonged the strike.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, Ogunyemi said: “On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resumed its strike action, which was conditionally suspended on 14th September, 2017.
“The action of 2017 was suspended following the signing of a memorandum of action (MoA) in which the federal government of Nigeria (FGN) promised to address the contentious issues within a timeline that was to end in October 2017.
“While announcing the suspension of the nationwide action, however, our union made it categorically clear that ASUU will not hesitate to review its position should government renege on the signed Memorandum of Action.
“Predictably, Government implemented the MoA in the breach, thereby forcing ASUU to resume the suspended strike action. Comrades and compatriots, as we have always argued, the last thing ASUU members love doing is to cause disruption in smooth intellectual engagements with colleagues, friends and students right on our university campuses. This has nothing to do with the dubious advertorial of non-disruption of academic calendar by proprietors and administrators of some cash-and-carry universities and other self-styled enemies of ASUU.
“Rather, it is about deep-seated pains members of the Union undergo to prevent strike actions and the equally painful consequences strike situations bring to all who are genuinely averse to the mercantile disposition to university education.
ASUU’s official Twitter handle also confirmed that lecturers are to resume on Friday 8th Fe