The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its more than nine-month-old indefinite strike conditionally effective from Thursday, 24th December 2020, to pave the way for the resumption of academic activities in public universities.
ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the strike at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, following the resolution of the emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUU held at ASUU Secretariat from Tuesday night to early Wednesday morning.
Ogunyemi said the strike has to be suspended following an agreement reached with the Federal Government spokespeople led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on some contending issues.
In fulfillment of their obligation in the agreement, he said the lecturers decided to return to the classrooms with the understanding that nobody would be victimized as a result of the strike action.
Ogunyemi warned that should the Federal Government renege on the agreement reached, ASUU would not hesitate to resume the suspended strike without notice.