By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has suspended its eight-months-old strike.
The union disclosed this in a press statement signed by its president, Emmanuel Osodeke, on Friday.
Speaking on the reasons for the strike suspension, ASUU said the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila were imperative for the suspension of the strike action. The union argues that their demands were not satisfactorily addressed .
The statement partly reads: “While appreciating the commendable efforts of the leadership of the House of Representatives and other patriotic Nigerians who waded into the matter, NEC noted with regrets that the issues in dispute are yet to be satisfactorily addressed.
However, as a law-abiding Union and in deference to appeals by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, and in recognition of the efforts of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and other well-meaning Nigerians, ASUU NEC resolved to suspend the strike action embarked upon on 14th February 2022.
Consequently, all members of ASUU are hereby directed to resume all services hitherto withdrawn with effect from 12:01 on Friday, 14th October 2022.”
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