UNN,IMSU Lecturers Vote to Suspend Strike,await National ASUU decision

Nasir Fagge, ASUU National Chairman

Imo State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has voted to temporarily call off the ongoing strike.

The former Chairman of the union in the university, Mr Vitalis Nwulu, disclosed that the decision was reached at a congress on Monday.

He said the decision was based on the fact that President Goodluck Jonathan had personally stepped into the matter.

He said the decision was that of the branch as the final decision would be taken by the national body after collating all the agreements from the various universities on Wednesday.

Meanwhile the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has also voted to suspend
the ongoing strike once the arrears of four months salaries are paid.

At a meeting on Monday as a prelude to Wednesday’s national congress in Kano, the branch said it was resolute about the issue of salaries which accumulated during
the strike.

The branch president of the union, Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, said in Nsukka, Enugu State, the decision to suspend the strike was to respect the person of Mr President for stepping into the matter.

Abada said, however, that the strike would only be called off in the university if the salaries from July to date were paid.

He said the lecturers were not expected to resume lectures without the salaries.

He said that if the national body failed to insist on the salary caveat, the UNN branch would continue with the strike until
otherwise.

The lecturers embarked on the strike from July 1 citing the non-implementation of some agreement they allegedly reached
with government in 2009.

(NAN)

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