BREAKING: ASUU may suspend strike for 3 months

By Segun Oye

There are strong indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may suspend its ongoing rollover strike for a grace period of three months.

It was gathered that the decision to suspend the strike is to enable government to meet the demands of the University lecturers going by the discussion at a meeting held on Thursday with the government team.

Prompt News Online reports that ASUU leadership held a marathon meeting with the federal government team from Thursday morning till late at night.

The government team was led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige in attendance.

Prompt News Online further learnt that should the proposal put on the table by the government is accepted by ASUU, students may return to campus from Monday, May 16, 2022.

The union however warned that should government fails to meet its demands as agreed, it would not hesitate to declare an indefinite strike.

Recall that the leadership of ASUU on May 9, 2022, announced extension of its strike by another three months, saying government had not demonstrated enough seriousness to meet their demands.

Prompt News Online reports that some of the demands of ASUU include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation and implementation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of remuneration of university lecturers.

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