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ASUU suspends strike after eight months away from universities

  • After a six-hour meeting that began at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, ASUU suspended its 8-month strike
  • Sources say the ASUU leadership making the decision, noted that the strike was conditionally suspended
  • ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year, sparking outrage among students and their parents across the country.

FCT, Abuja- The university’s Academic Staff Union (ASUU) has conditionally suspended its eight-month industrial action, a member of the union’s national executive committee told Channels TV early Friday, October 14.

The union decided to suspend the strike during a meeting of its management which began on Thursday evening 13 October.

The ASUU leadership noted that it had called off the strike “conditionally”. Photo credit: House of Representatives
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The meeting was called by the union to determine its next course of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeals ruling last week.

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The Court of Appeal had ordered ASUU to suspend the strike before its appeal of the decision ordering the professors back to work could be heard.

Members of the union’s National Executive Committee, which includes the chairpersons of state branches and members of the national executive, attended the meeting at the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja.

Although the union has yet to make an official statement, the Punch newspaper quoted a well-informed source within the NEC as saying:

“Yes, it has been cancelled. The President will issue an official circular in the morning.

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For his part, the Presidential candidate of the Accord Party, Professor Christopher Imumolen, called on the Nigerian authorities to reduce the stiffness surrounding the regulation of the crucial sector to allow private actors to inject excellence.

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He said that with more private players in the sector, the ASUU strike would likely be a thing of the past.

According to him, education is the linchpin that carries national development and the improvement of human capital, and it should not be shut down as Nigeria is currently doing.

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In a related development, as the ASUU strike drags on, the Labor Party says its presidential candidate can respond to speakers’ concerns within 24 hours.

Party spokesman Yunusa Tanko says Peter Obi can solve tough problems because he thinks outside the box.

Tanko further said that Obi’s plans for Nigeria are incremental and aimed at boosting production.

Source: Legit.ng