After months of suspended academic activities in Nigeria's universities due to the inconclusive agreements between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) over Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the union on Wednesday, December 23 has decided to call off its strike which started in the month of March 2020.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi who is the president of the union said the ASUU took the decision after a long meeting with the federal government. Official twitter account of ASUU @ASUUNGR reports that the national president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).
Ogunyemi added that the ASUU expresses joy on how the federal government handled the negotiation process, adding that they would be having their own executive meeting to conclude and get back to the government within 24hrs. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday had earlier given a hint of resumption after over nine months of embarking on strike action. The union made it known in a tweet that it will call off its strike when the federal government "begin payment of withheld salaries" of lecturers.
It would be recalled that the federal government on Monday, December 21, said Nigerian university students would be returning to classrooms by January 2021. Speaking on the possibility of resumption, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed that so far, the level of agreement between the federal government and ASUU is 98%.
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