ASUU ends 5-month old strike!

The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called off its five-month old strike.

The strike was suspended after the NEC met at the campus of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State today.

The suspension of the strike followed the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the federal government and leadership of ASUU last Wednesday.

National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Fagge Isa had last week told journalists that the union would consult with its National Executive Council and will within one week intimate Nigerians of its decision on the strike.

He was optimistic that the outcome of the consultation will be positive. The MoU addressed all the recent demands of ASUU as well resolutions agreed to between it and government in the November 4 marathon meeting with President Jonathan. These include a non-victimisation clause, provision and deposit of N200 billion infrastructure revitalisation funds in an account with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, details of disbursement of the funds and payment of salary arrears which has accrued to the teachers during the strike.

ASUU members have been on strike since 1 July demanding full implementation of
the 2009 agreement reached with the Federal Government on conditions of service for university lecturers, funding of infrastructural development in Nigerian universities.

In the 2009 agreement, both parties had agreed that each federal university should get at least N1.5 trillion between 2009 and 2011 while state universities, within the same period, should receive N3.6 million per student. The Federal Government had insisted that the agreement was signed in error and that it has no money to fund it.


  1. Thank God ooooooo

  2. After 5 months chei. NaijaI hail oh

  3. For real? So what going to happen now. Are the students resuming now or till after the christmas and new year celebrations


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