Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finally called off its long term strike hours after the Federal Government of Nigeria began paying withheld salaries of workers.
Students of Government owned tertiary institutions across the country have been
at home for the past nine months as the government and ASUU have been at
loggerheads over the reopening of public universities in the country.
It would be recalled that ASUU via its official Twitter account yesterday, December 22,
disclosed that Federal Government have begin the payment of the withheld salaries
and so the strike might be suspended in the next coming days.
The strike has finally been called off and students of Government owned tertiary institutions will be able to start their academic calendar next year.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja.
Ogunyemi warned that the union would return to another round of strike action if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers for the strike to be called off.
He noted that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the Federal Government and Senate.