The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government have finally reached an agreement towards resolving some of the issues that led to the three month old ASUU Strike.
The two parties did so on Thursday, after a two-hour meeting in Abuja.
The meeting, which was presided over by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had in attendance officials of ASUU and the National Universities Commission Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed.
Following this deal, the union would suspend its indefinite strike action and has directed its members to resume on Friday, 8th February.
ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi however added that the union may later resume the strike if its demands are not met.
He revealed that the National Executive Council of ASUU resolved that, “following a careful review of the report of engagements with the Federal
Government on proposals for addressing all outstanding in the 2013 MoU and 2017 MoA, NEC resolved that the current strike action by the Union should
be suspended conditionally with effect from 12.01 a.m on Friday 8th February, 2019.
“However, should Government fail to fulfill its part of the
agreement as reflected in the 2019 Memorandum of Action, ASUU shall resume its suspended strike action as the Union deems necessary.”