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ASUU to suspend strike in a few days – Gbajabiamila



The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Monday the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would suspend its eight-month-old strike in a few days.

The speaker disclosed this to journalists at the end of a meeting with the ASUU leadership led by the president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in Abuja.

On his part, Osodeke said if the House had intervened in the manner earlier, the strike would have been over in a matter of days.

He expressed happiness at the progress recorded in the efforts at resolving the impasse in the last few days

ASUU has now seen light at the end of the tunnel on this issue and we are happy about this,” Osodeke stated.

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The union embarked on strike on February 14 over the Federal Government’s refusal to honour agreements reached by both parties.

The union’s demands include the revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances, and adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a payment platform in the universities, among others.

The Court of Appeal had last week ordered the varsity teachers to suspend their strike and return to classrooms.

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