The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has finally suspended its Nine-Month-Old industrial action.

This was announced by the Union's National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi during a press conference held earlier today Wednesday December 23rd, 2020 in Abuja, the Nation's Capital.

The suspension according to Prof. Ogunyemi was an outcome of the latest agreement reached between the Union and the Federal Government regarding its demands.

According to him, the two parties have agreed on the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS) for the payment of university staff salaries and concluded that the lecturers' salary arrears be paid via a different channel.

Government had directed members of the ASUU to enroll on its proposed Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), a rejection of which had resulted in the withholding of the lecturers salaries over the months.
He however warned that the Union would not hesitate to resume the strike without notice if the Government fails to honour its part of the agreement.

The ASUU boss while appreciating the students and parents for the level of understanding shown during this period said the actual date for the reopening of the Universities would be determined by the Federal Government on one side and the respective Institution's Senate on the other as regards Covid-19 considerations.


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