ASUU Suspends Strike

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After almost six months of no academic activity in Nigerian public universities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finally suspended the strike action.

The decision was reached by the union leaders after a marathon meeting in Minna Niger State.

The Meeting was convened after a Memorandum of Understanding was co-signed by the ASUU President, Dr Itsa Fagge, on behalf of ASUU and the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike on behalf of the Federal Government on December 11, 2013.

The union has directed all its branches nationwide to resume academic activities immediately.

ASUU has been on strike since July 2013 as measures to protest the Federal Government’s inability to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.

The Federal Government has promised to set up a committee to ensure that the agreements reached are implemented and the funds judiciously utilised for the stated purposes.

The union has urged the Federal Government to stick to their promise to avoid a re-occurrence of the strike action which crippled academic activities in Nigerian Universities for almost half a year.

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