ASUU Bows To Pressure, Considers Suspending Strike. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may suspend its ongoing industrial action soon, HezNews learnt.
A member of the union, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity. Said, the striking lecturers are currently considering suspending the three months strike.
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According to him, the suspension may last for just three months. Saying that negotiations with the Federal Government would continue during the grace period. Indicating ASUU to suspend strike very soon.
He said the failure of the government to meet the demands of ASUU within the three months would lead to an indefinite strike.
This is coming a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to the union to consider the suffering of students and call off the strike.
The union commenced a warning strike on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands. And implement some agreements the two parties entered into previously.
The industrial action was on Monday, May 9, extended by another 12 weeks, which is expected to elapse on August 9.
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ASUU may suspend the strike following the federal government proposal to call off the strike conditionally for three months.
The students of Nigeria have taken to different social media handles as they refuse the proposal. And request ASUU to complete their deal with the FG once and for all. This is to avoid anything that may hinder the academic process once school resumes.
Education is the right of every student, and suspending the ASUU strike will go a long way in boosting the level of Nigeria’s education performance.
The National Association of Nigerian Students has stated clearly for the Federal Government to come to their aid to avoid menace among youths.