The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi officially announced the suspension of the one month, six days strike. It which said to end by ending of October if the Federal Government fail fo fulfil its pledges.
Briefing journalists after a meeting with the Federal Government Negotiation Team, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi said in the event the government in her characteristic mature failed to implement the agreement, the union will not hesitate to take appropriate action, adding that all the items on the list have a timeline and directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, Tuesday.
ASUU and the Federal Government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige had lurked in a meeting that started about 4.00pm which was supposed to last for about one hour, but it dragged for about four hours before the agreement was reached on all contending issues.
Briefing Journalist after the meeting which ended at about 7.55pm, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said all the gray areas have been sorted out and an agreement reached.
He said that members of the union had insisted that they were tired of having agreements that are not implemented, pointing out that the content of the agreement was taken from the series of meeting with the union since the commencement of the strike. He said further that both the government and the union understood themselves and agreed on several issues, assuring that the agreement reached will be implemented by the government in line with available resources.