The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday announced that it had ended its one week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.
The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told newsmen in Abuja, that lecturers should immediately return to work. “We are making progress, especially with the intervention of the Senate. In the next one or two meetings, if we are able to get a clear path to the matter, we will avoid elongation of the strike action,” Punch quoted him as saying. “I have been receiving these reports that ASUU says strike continues. No. The strike ends today (Tuesday). All lecturers are to go back to work Wednesday morning.” Ogunyemi said ASUU was hopeful of a positive outcome, going by the response coming from the Federal Government.