Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls.
According to him, the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers.
In the meantime, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review their decisions based on the new commitment by the government.
According to him, it is only after that meeting of the ASUU leadership that the union will announce its position on the ongoing strike action.
It should be recalled that the strike has been over two months since the union went on strike following the alleged inability of the government to respond to its demands.
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It is a great relief for students of public tertiary institution as the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) suspended its eight-month-old industrial action conditionally, a member of the union’s National Executive Committee early Friday.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...
Congratulations to the Nigerian students as the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” suspended its strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started since March 2020.ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).
In reaction to the decision of the National Industrial court concerning the onging seven months ASUU strike, the ASUU president, Prof Osodeke has stated the next action to be taken by the Universities lecturers.He said, when this strike is over, a large number of our lecturers will migrate from this country.It will be recalled that the Industrial court on Wednesday, September 21 ordered the striking lecturers to return to their classrooms
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