Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU has Wednesday called off its strike effective from midnight of Thursday 24th December, 2020 ending a protracted strike action embarked upon since March 2020.
This announcement was made on Wednesday morning by ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi at a briefing of the Academic union in Abuja, saying that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).
Ogunyemi said the suspension of the strike followed agreement reached with the Federal Government to resolve the issues that let to the strike.
He said, “The union expects the Government to ensure that payment of the union members earned allowances and salaries is completed.
“In our part, we have agreed to go back to classrooms, laboratories and we believe the FG and state government will fulfill their parts.
“We fall on students and parents to believe in us as we ensure quality education is given to students”.
Recall that ASUU has been on strike since March, 2020. Chief among the reasons for industrial action is the enrollment of the academic staff on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and implementation of 2009 agreement.
The union and the Federal Government have been in talks since then, several of which have ended in deadlock.
Ogunyemi narrated how the union proceeded on two weeks warning strike in February before total shutdown in March.