BREAKING: #ASUU To Suspend Strike After #Buhari’s Plea—The Genius Media Nigeria has learnt that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may suspend its ongoing industrial action soon.
There are strong indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may suspend its ongoing rollover strike for a grace period of three months.
A member of the union, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said the striking lecturers are currently considering suspending the three months strike.
According to him, the suspension may last for just three months, saying that negotiations with the Federal Government would continue during the grace period.
He said the failure of the government to meet the demands of ASUU within the three months would lead to an indefinite strike.
This is coming a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to the union to consider the suffering of students and call off the strike.
The union commenced a warning strike on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands and implement some agreements the two parties entered into previously.
The industrial action was on Monday, May 9, extended by another 12 weeks, which is expected to elapse on August 9.
warned that should government fails to meet its demands as agreed, it would not hesitate to declare an indefinite strike.
This reliable platform reports that some of the demands of ASUU include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation and implementation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of remuneration of university lecturers.