ASUU Explains Why Lecturers Suspend Strike Without Any Agreement
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has explained why lecturers suspended their eight months old strike.
ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, said the strike was suspended to comply with the orders of courts.
Another major reason, according to him, were the plight of students and their parents, as well as, to appreciate the speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for his intervention.
Osodeke, speaking on a television programme, explains that no agreement has been signed with Federal Government over all their lecturers’ demands, but believes that the intervention of the speaker would resolve the issues in a very short time.
He, however, said that lecturers are financially broke, and most of them may find it difficult to resume, because they lack transport fare, after seven month unpaid salaries, since most of them live off the campus.
The ASUU president said the lecturers expect Federal Government to clear the unpaid seven months salaries, while negotiations continue on their demands.
The lecturers last week, suspended their strike which they embarked upon last February 14th.