The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) finally calls its eight months to an end, a member of the union’s National Executive Committee confirmed early today.
The union decided to suspend the strike during a meeting of its leadership that started on Thursday night and lasted into the early hours today. Members of the union’s National Executive Committee, which comprises the chairmen of the state chapters and members of the national executive, attended the meeting at the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja. The meeting was called by the union to determine its next line of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeal ruling last week.
The suspension of the strike is a product of the decision of the state branches to respect the court ruling and give room for discussions with the federal government to continue. The Court of Appeal had ordered ASUU to suspend the strike before its appeal of the ruling ordering lecturers to resume work can be heard.
ASUU embarked on the strike on February 14, 2022, to press home its demands from the federal government. An official announcement is expected to be released to the public this morning by the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke.