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After Eight Months ASUU Calls Off Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month strike to press home their demands from the federal government.

The decision was taken at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the university lecturers association which lasted till the early hours of Friday in Abuja.

Sources at the NEC meeting, which was held at the ASUU national secretariat, located on the campus of the University of Abuja, said the union has decided to end the strike.

The meeting which began Thursday evening, stretched into Friday morning with all states and zonal branch executive members of the union in attendance.

The union’s meeting was held to review development, especially the order of the Court of Appeal, which had ordered it to obey the earlier order of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), by suspending the industrial action before it appeal the judgement of the trial court.

“Yes, it (strike) has been called off,” said a member of the NEC at the end of the meeting.

The president of the association, Emmanuel Osodeke is expected to formally announce end of the strike later on Friday.

It would be recalled that Global Financial Digest reports that ASUU embarked on the strike action on Monday, February 14, 2022, to press home their demand for the revitalization of the public universities in the country.

The union also asked the government for the improvement of workers’ welfare and to ensure the implementation of the previous agreement reached with the union.

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