The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday has conditionally suspended its nine-month old strike it embarked on since March 2020.
ASUU National president, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the Union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed with the agreement reached with Federal Government and meeting with its National Executive Council.
Professor Ogunyemi took his time to thank the students and their parents for their understanding throughout the nine-month period and said, “No amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments”.
Speaking on when studies would resume fully in the nation’s public universities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the country, Mr Ogunyemi stated that lecturers are ready to resume when health measures are put in place.
“As far as we are concerned, we are ready to resume work. Let the government do what is needed to ensure safety. We insist that the COVID-19 protocol should be observed.”The briefing is still on. We will provide more details in our subsequent reporting.
Mr Ogunyemi further added that the issue of IPPIS has also been resolved.
More details in subsequent report.