Tertiary Academic Activities To Begin On Friday, 8th February,2019.
ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended the three month old strike after signing all agreements with the Federal Government.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended a strike it commenced three months ago.
The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, February 12.
The suspension of the strike was announced on Thursday evening after a meeting with between the ASUU leadership and a government delegation led by labour minister, Chris Ngige.
It, however, warned that “this is a suspension, not an outright call-off. If government reneges on our memorandum of agreement, we will embark on another industrial action with full force.”
The information was contained on ASUU’s Twitter handle, @ASUUNGR on Thursday evening:
The NEC has decided that the STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
Academic activities resume tomorrow.#ASUUstrikehasbeensuspended.
The Minister noted that the issue of the NUMPENCO has been resolved as ASUU collected the licence on the 28th January, 2019.
Besides, the Minister said that the Visitation panel has also been instituted and will commence work on 2nd March with the view to sanitizing the tertiary institutions, adding that it was in tandem with anti-corruption campaign.
On Earned Allowances, he said that the Federal Government has released the sum of N20 billion to all categories of staff but with ASUU having a bigger chunk of the money.
He however noted that Government has approved additional N5 billion for payment of Earned Academic Allowances and others.
He further stated that the sum of N25 billion will be released as Revitalisation Fund between April and May 2019 and resume full implementation of the MoU signed since 2009.
On the reconstitution of the Federal Government’s negotiation team, he noted that none of the parties can dictate whom to represent the interest of either parties based on the International Labour Organization Convention.
ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said lecturers are to resume on Friday, February 8, 2019.