Thursday, 12 December 2013
ASUU strike update: FG finally signs agreement with Union, classes to resume
by Isi Esene
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government after it was confirmed that the disputed N200 billion expected to be paid into the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) account has been paid.
The FG had before now given the Union an ultimatum to resume classes by Monday, December 9, or lose their jobs. The lecturers, however, called the government’s bluff, daring it to hand them their sack letters.
Both parties have reportedly signed the MoU today in Abuja indicating that the strike would be called off sooner rather than later.
There are indications that the strike may be called off next week when ASUU is expected to present the MoU to its National Executive meeting, NEC.