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Jubilation as ASUU finally suspends eight months strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month-old strike, a source in the union has said.

The union took the decision at the end of the National Executive Council meeting which was held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja on Thursday.

Official announcement is being awaited.

Asked about the status of the industrial action, the source told PUNCH, “Yes, it has been called off”.

This will go down in history as one of the longest industrial actions embarked on by university lecturers in Nigeria. The strike began February 14, 2022.

The decision to suspend the strike followed a ruling by the Appeal Court in Abuja that the union should obey the order to return to classes by the National Industrial Court before it can file an appeal against it.

Some of the demands of the lecturers from the government include better pay, improved funding for universities among others.

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