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BREAKING: ASUU calls off 8-month strike



After eights months of negotiations with the federal government, the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has suspended its industrial action conditionally.

The decision came after a meeting by the leadership held on Thursday night which extended into the early hours of Friday morning.

The Appeal Court had given the union until today (Friday to call off the industrial action before it would hear its appeal against the judgement of the National Industrial Court which ordered the lecturers to return to classes.

The union had embarked on the strike action on February 14, in protest against perceived nonchalance by the Federal Government over sundry demands including payment of allowances.

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The decision to suspend the strike was taken at the end of ASUU National Executive Council meeting which was held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja.

In the wake of the suspension, the union is expected to issue an official memo to all its branches in order for academic activities to resume at the nation’s public universities.

Nigerian students had waited with bated anticipation after the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, had hinted at an end to the strike, after talks with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

“In a few days, we will put this strike to an end. Let all of us working together and the members of the House of Representatives working together, put a beautiful end to this thing we have started so that every Nigerian will be proud that we have the universities we can be proud of,” Osodeke said.

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