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ASUU Calls Off Warning Strike

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Following its one week nationwide warning strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, said Tuesday that it has suspended its stand-off with the Federal Government and directed all lecturers to immediately “go back to work”.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, noted that talks are progressing well with the government, following the intervention of the Senate.

“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,” Ogunyemi was quoted as saying by the Punch.

“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.”

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Ogunyemi was upbeat of a positive outcome, going by the response coming from the Federal Government.

Recall that ASUU last week declared a one-week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.