ASUU suspends 8-month-old industrial action conditionally


File Photo: The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at a meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month-old strike conditionally.

A former President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed this in an interview with PM News on Friday.

”The union will issue a statement to that effect as soon as possible,” he said

He said the union decided to suspend the strike during a meeting of its leadership that started on Thursday night and lasted into the early hours of Friday.

The meeting was called by the union to determine its next line of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeal ruling on Oct. 7.

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Also, the Chairman of ASUU at the University of Abuja, Prof. Kasim Umar confirmed the suspension.

He said the National ASUU President Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke will brief newsmen.

The Court of Appeal had ordered ASUU to suspend the strike before its appeal of the ruling ordering lecturers to resume work can be heard.

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

ASUU began the strike on Feb. 14, 2022

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