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ASUU calls off nine-months long strike

Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) earlier today, announced the suspension of its nine-month long strike.

Naija Buzz News had in March reported that ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike over controversies surrounding the IPPIS (Integrated Payroll Payment Information System).

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of ASUU, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of the strike during a briefing in Abuja. He noted that the strike suspension takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020.

The ASUU President said that lecturers sympathized with students who were majorly affected by the strike. He noted that “no amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments.”

Prof. Ogunyemi however warned that ASUU would not fail to return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers.

He further noted that the reopening of schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, depends on Federal Government and the Senate.

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