ASUU calls off strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended its eight-month-old strike conditionally, it was learnt.

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The Point gathered that the decision was taken at the end of the National Executive Council meeting held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja, on Thursday night but which dragged on into the early hours of Friday.

A member of the NEC of ASUU was quoted as saying that “It (the strike) has been called off.

“The president (of ASUU) will release an official circular in the morning.”

The meeting was called by the union to determine its next line of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeal ruling last week.

The Court of Appeal had ordered ASUU to suspend the strike before its appeal of the ruling ordering lecturers to resume work can be heard.

Members of the union’s National Executive Committee, which comprises the chairmen of the state chapters and members of the national executive, attended the meeting at the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year.

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