BREAKING: Finally, ASUU calls off strike, lecturers resume work immediately

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finally called off the four-months old strike and asked lecturers to return to classes.

The decision followed an agreement between the union and federal government after long-day meeting which took place in Abuja on Thursday.

By this decision, the strike which lingered for four months and saw series of meetings between federal government and the union has now been laid to rest.

ASUU also asked lecturers to resume work immediately.

At the meeting, a memorandum of action was signed by the two parties, represented ASUU president, Abiodun Ogunyemi and Minister of Labour and Productivity Chris Ngige.

Mr Ngige had earlier said the government had resolved the eight contentious issues that led to the strike. He said some of the items have been implemented.

He added that the union agreed with the government that N25 billion naira will be released for the revitalization of public universities.

Ngige further disclosed that visitation panels have been constituted and will commence work on March 2.