The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at her National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held from Tuesday night to early hours of Wednesday has emerged has resulted in the call off of 9 months strike action which had devastated the education sector of the country.
This development is however accompanied with certain resolutions on the part of federal government which include; N40 billion Earned Academic Allowances remitted to universities’ bursaries as at yesterday. The Federal government also reassured the striking lecturers that the UTAS is in the last stage of the integrity test.
All lecturers have been paid two months salaries as agreed with N30 billion naira for revitalization which would be paid before 2020 runs out.
ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi however said the union is happy with the way government has handled the issues.
The NEC meeting ended in positive resolutions, while decisions are strictly withheld from the general public for now. It was agreed that ASUU President is to give a detailed press conference on Wednesday (today) morning on the agreement reached.
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RovingNaija reports that the NEC however agreed that should the FG renege on its promises, the union won’t hesitate to go back to it’s harsh methods of industrial actions as it regrets all inconveniences caused during the strike.