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ASUU To Suspend Strike, After Meeting With House Of Reps

ASUU To Suspend Strike, After Meeting With House Of Reps Speaker

ASUU To Suspend Strike, After Meeting With House Of Reps Speaker

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has promised to end the eight month old lecturers strike in few days time.

ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, gave the assurance, while speaking to newsmen at the end of a meeting with the speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Osodeke said with the outcome of the meeting, ASUU has seen the light at the end of the tunnel, since the strike started last February.

He promised that ASUU leaders would go back to the union’s chapters for consultations.

Also read: ASUU Rejects Fresh Presidency’s Offer On Payment Platform, Insists On UTAS

The asuu leader hopes that between Tuesday and next Monday, an agreement would be signed to end the strike.

Meanwhile, the speaker, has said that most of the contentious issues in the ASUU-Federal government’s disputed agreement, have been finally resolved.

Gbajabiamila said what remains is for the ASUU and federal government, to draft an agreement to end the dispute, for the shut universities to re-open.

The speaker, addressing newsmen after his final meeting with ASUU leaders on Tuesday, said the issue of unpaid salaries of the striking lecturers, under the ‘no work no pay’ has been resolved

The speaker said that president Buhari would speak on it.

Recall that: the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected a fresh offer of Federal Government on the payment platform for lecturers in Federal Universities.

In the fresh offer, Federal Government agreed to accommodate the peculiarities of salaries and allowances of the Federal University System in the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System (IPPIS).

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