Posted by News Express | 11 December 2013 | 4,156 times
After a cat-and mouse game that has lasted over five months, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian Government this evening finally sealed a deal to end the strike that has crippled the country’s public universities since July 1.
The breakthrough came 24 hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) confirmed that a sum of N200 billion agreed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan on November 5 had been fully paid into a Revitalization of Universities Infrastructure Account.
Rising from a fruitful meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, and ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, confirmed to newsmen that both parties had signed a Memorandum of Understanding ending the strike.
Fagge disclosed that the delegation would brief the union’s National Executive Committee before announcing a date for the resumption of classes.
ASUU embarked on the strike following government’s failure to implement a funding agreement signed with the union in 2009.
•Photo shows ASUU President Fagge.
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