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ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike



The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has agreed to call of its eight-month strike.

This development is coming one week after the Federal Government accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

Reports gathered that the leadership of ASUU reached the consensus during a meeting with the federal government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on the 27th of November, 2020.

Furthermore, the federal government pledged to increase the total payment to ASUU to N70 billion.


FG also agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.

As a result of this new development, ASUU is expected to report the agreement to its organs, communicate its conclusions to the Federal Government and pick a date for resumption of public universities.

Ngige made the revelation about the fruitful meeting with journalists, stating that the government made a proposal to ASUU which it would take back to its members.

According to him, “Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalisation of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting.


President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, while speaking with journalists, said everything Ngige said was correct. He however, said nothing further as he declined additional comments. Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia

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