ASUU might call off strike soon

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Two weeks into the industrial disharmony by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), it has reached an agreement with the federal government to suspend their strike.

The agreement comes after a marathon 12 hours, 30 minutes of a closed door meeting between ASUU and FG delegation in Abuja on Thursday and dovetailed in Friday morning.

Although the Union has not categorically called off the strike, it however says that the leadership of ASUU, would study the proposal presented by the government, and take it to its members and get back to the government in a week.

ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union would come back after one week to take its final decisions.

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“Now, we have some concrete proposal that we will take back to our members for consideration,” he said.

On his part, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said ASUU’s demands have been addressed and the union will get back to the government in a week after consulting with its principals.

The meeting which started about 1:38pm on Thursday and was rounded off by 2:15 a.m. on Friday.

ASUU went on strike over two weeks ago on ground that the federal government failed to honour agreement it had with the union few years ago.

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