By Gabriel Chy Alonta
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), has announced the suspension of the 3-month old strike embarked upon by the members of the union since November 4, 2018.
The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress complex in Abuja.
Orient Education reports that the striking lecturers reach the resolution after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige.
It had in attendance leaders of the union and government representatives such as the permanent secretaries at the ministries of Education, as well as Labour and Employment, and some directors from the ministries.
Recall that the Minister of Labour and Employment had said the government had resolved the eight contentious issues with ASUU. He said some of the issues have already been implemented.
ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government.