The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday called off its industrial action.

ASUU National President , Biodun Ogunyemi , made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja .

He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday , December 24 th, 2020 .

Recall that ASUU had been on strike for about nine months.

The prolonged strike was due to government’s alleged delay in meeting the agreements reached with the union.

ASUU had commenced the current strike in March, 2019.

Ogunyemi also said the lecturers sympathised with students who were also their children, adding that “ no amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments .”

“We are going back to strive for our students to excel. We are returning to classes and appeal to parents to work with us for the revitalization of universities,” the ASUU Chairman said.

While warning that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers, Ogunyemi noted that the reopening of the schools , considering the COVID – 19 pandemic , lies with the Federal Government.

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