The Academic Staff Union Of Universities ASUU has suspended its 8-month strike. The union embarked on strike on Monday 14th February 2022 due to the disagreement the body had with the Federal government of Nigeria. ASUU embarked on the strike to protest the non-implementation of the 2009 Memorandum of understanding reached by the body with the Federal government. The disagreement was on issues revolving around revitalizing public universities and review of lecturers’ salaries etc.
Why ASUU Has Suspended Its 8-Month Strike
ASUU has suspended its 8-month strike following the National Executive Council meeting held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja on Thursday night October 13th to Friday Morning of October, 14th. Those in attendance at the meeting were all the state chairmen of ASUU and the members of the executive. The union called the meeting with the National Executive Council to determine the following line of action it will take after the meeting of the state branches to discuss issues concerning the Court of Appeal ruling last week.
The ASUU president Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke announced that ASUU has suspended its 8-month strike in a few days. “In a few days, we will put this strike to an end. Let all of us working together and the members of the House of Representatives working together, put a beautiful end to this thing we have started so that every Nigerian will be proud that we have the universities we can be proud of,” Osodeke said.
The president of ASUU is expected to release an official circular to its member institutions for the resumption of academic activities in the universities. Also to state that ASUU has suspended its 8-month strike to the public.