The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday, December 23 suspended its strike, ending the industrial action that started since March 2020.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020.
Prof. Ogunyemi also said the lecturers sympathised with students who were also their children, adding that “no amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments.”
While warning that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers, Ogunyemi noted that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the Federal Government and Senate.
On the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) tussle, the ASUU boss noted that both parties have agreed on the University Transparency Account System (UTAS), noting, however, that the university lecturers’ salary arrears will be paid by the government on a different platform.