The National Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, earlier today announced at a press conference today in Abuja, that the prolonged strike was only conditionally suspended.
However, the ASUU boss went on to warn that the union would not hesitate to return to strike without notice should the government fail to fulfill its part of the agreement reached with the Union.
ASUU had since March embarked on a strike action which has been described as longest in the history of such actions.
ASUU has over the years been locked in a protracted dispute with the Federal government over issues relating to poor funding of public universities. ASUU had always resorted to industrial actions and it always took long before the Union and the Nigerian government to reach a truce at the detriment of poor Nigerian students studying in public universities across the country.
It is often argued tha the government’s failure to meet the demands of ASUU within the context of the agreements have been a primary reason ASUU has always embarked on strikes almost every year since 1999.