Some Nigerian Students have taken to their social media handles to react as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced they have called off the nine-month strike embarked on since March, 2020.
TEAM PLATO REPORTS understands that the union has been on a protracted industrial actionover the backlog of unmet agreements between its members and the federal government.
The National President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi who made the announcement of the students’ resumption during a briefing of the union in Abuja said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020.
Ogunyemi added that the development followed the agreement reached with the Federal Government and a meeting with its National Executive Council (NEC).
Our platform reports that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off before January 15.
In a related vein, the union president also said the lecturers sympathized 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.”
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 and senate of the universities.
However, the announcement has steered a lot of comments on social media, as students take to their Twitter handles differently to express their feelings as the board calls off the strike.