ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month strike.
Sundiata Post reports that the decision was taken at the end of the National Executive Council meeting which was held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja.
“Yes, it has been called off,” a highly placed source at the meeting said.
When asked for more details, the source said, “the president will release an official circular in the morning”.
The academic union embarked on a strike action on Monday, February 14, 2022.
Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment had filed a lawsuit against ASUU at the National Industrial Court which ordered the union to call off the strike.
Dissatisfied with the ruling, ASUU appealed the matter at the Court of Appeal but the appellate court upheld the decision of the industrial court, asserting the lecturers must resume work before filing an appeal.
Sundiata Post recalls that Thursday (yesterday) made it exactly eight months since the university lecturers embarked on strike.