Asuu Strike: FG, Varsity Teachers Reach Truce

Asuu Strike: FG, Varsity Teachers Reach Agreement

Asuu leadership and a team of Federal Government during a meeting (File photo: Sumner Shagari Sambo)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) and the Federal Government have reached a truce to end the ongoing industrial action by the lecturers.

Concise News understands that the agreement was reached on Monday by the duo following a two-hour meeting in Abuja.

The federal government has also agreed to release N15.4 billion in salary shortfall for the University teachers.

It was gathered that the union will soon call off the strike as it is set to meet with its members.

Asuu had earlier vowed not to suspend its ongoing strike unless the federal government shows commitment in meeting its demands, having earlier accused the FG of making its previous meetings with Asuu fruitless.

The strike had continued with no hope in sight prompting ASUU to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to show mercy on university students and meet the union’s demands.

Respite finally came the way of academic staff and  students of Nigerian Universities when the FG announced on Monday to accede to Asuu’s demands.

This move has given birth to the suspicion that Asuu may call off the prolonged industrial action this week.


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Emmanuel Egobiambu studied Mass Communication at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a writer, digital content strategist and new media apostle. Emmanuel was a reporter with Concise News.


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