ASUU Strike: FG & ASUU Reaches Agreement, Signs Deal
The federal government and the striking University teachers have finally signed an agreement, raising hope of an end to the three months old strike.
ASUU Strike: FG & ASUU Reaches Agreement
The agreement was signed on Thursday in Abuja during a meeting between the warring parties.
The University lecturers commenced a nationwide strike late last year to demand for the full implementation of the agreement it reached with the government in 2009.
Until now, government and the leadership of the union have met nine different times, with non yielding any meaningful result.
Meanwhile, ASUU has not formally declared suspension of the strike as it is yet to address the media as at the time of filing this report.
The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its nationwide industrial action.
National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress complex in Abuja.
The striking lecturers took the decision after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
The meeting came hours before Professor Ogunyemi announced the decision of ASUU to suspend the strike.
It had in attendance leaders of the union and government representatives such as the permanent secretaries at the ministries of Education, as well as Labour and Employment, and some directors from the ministries.
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