ASUU announces conditional suspension of nationwide strike

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Biodun Ogunyemi has announced a conditional suspension of the association’s nationwide strike.

Ogunyemi announced the suspension at the end of a meeting with top government officials led by Minister for Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige in Abuja on Monday.

ASUU declared a nationwide strike on August 13, citing the failure of the government to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.

The union had asked the government to pay its members their earned allowances and to increase funding for universities.

It also protested non-payment of earned academic allowance (EAA), removal of universities staff schools from funding by the government and non-implementation of provisions of the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their salaries.

Previous attempts to resolve the strike ended in deadlock.

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