ABUJA — The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members to resume academic activities with effect from 12:01 p.m on Friday.
“All members of ASUU are hereby directed to resume all services hitherto withdrawn with effect from 12:01 on Friday, Oct. 14,” ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said in an official statement.
The union had decided to suspend the eight-month-old strike during a meeting of its executive council that started on Thursday night and lasted into the early hours of Friday at the union’s national secretariat in Abuja.
In an official statement announcing the suspension of the strike, Prof. Osodeke noted that though the federal government had not satisfactorily addressed the issues that made the union embark on strike on 14 February 2022, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union resolved to suspend the strike action.
He said NEC’s decision was “in deference to appeals by Mr. President and in recognition of the efforts of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, and other well-meaning Nigerians.”
The issues in dispute include: funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, proliferation of public universities, visitation panels/release of white papers.
Others are the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a broad spectrum software to stop illegality and provide for an alternative payment platform in the university system and renegotiation of the 2009 agreement.
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