ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike Again

ASUU has agreed to call off ASUU strike.

NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities.

This online news medium understands that ASUU leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the federal government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday, November 27.

FG’s decision on ASUU Strike

The federal government also pledged to increase the total payment to ASUU to N70 billion.

ASUU confirmed this in a statement saying: “The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to call off its eight-month-old strike after the Federal Government offered to pay the lecturers N70 billion.

“The decision followed a meeting with the government team led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday.

“The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.

“ASUU is expected to report the agreement to its organs and then communicate their decision to the government after which a date for the calling off of the strike would be announced,” the statement added.

NewsOne Nigeria understands that the development is coming one week after the Federal Government accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

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