Good news! The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has officially announced a conditional suspension of the indefinite strike it embarked on last month.
ASUU said it was suspending the strike until the end of October 2017 for government to fulfill its promises. The union subsequently directed its members to head back to the classroom immediately.
The action followed a series of marathon meetings with government representatives led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige which culminated in signing an MOU today Monday 18th September 2017.
Recall that ASUU declared that it was embarking on an indefinite strike on the 13th of August 2017 following government’s inability to implement the agreement reached with the union after a warning strike on November 2016.
Kudos to ASUU and the govt delegation for making compromises to have our children back in the classroom albeit temporarily. We sincerely hope that this govt lives up to its promises this time. Education should be the topmost priority for any serious govt in a developing nation like ours.