ASUU considering suspending strike for three months

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may suspend its ongoing strike after their meeting with the enlarged Nigerian leaders meeting.

Besides the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who led the Federal Government delegation, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev Ayokunl, were there, representing the NIRECOM, other eminent Nigerians.

Indications after the meeting which was billed to reconvene in two weeks is that the striking lecturers are currently considering suspending the three months strike.

The suspension may last for just three months, while negotiations with the Federal Government would expectedly continue during the grace period.

Indications are that the failure of the government to meet the demands of ASUU within the three months would lead to an indefinite strike.

This is coming a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to the union to consider the suffering of students and call off the strike.

The union commenced a warning strike on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands and implement some agreements the two parties entered into previously.

The industrial action was, on Monday, May 9, extended by another 12 weeks, which is expected to elapse on August 9.

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