ASUU: The University of Abuja Strike Has Been Suspended

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union
of Universities (ASUU), University of
Abuja (UniAbuja) branch, Mr Ben
Ugheoke, on Tuesday in Abuja said
the body has suspended the strike by
its members.

Ugheoke, in a telephone interview,
said that the decision was taken on
Monday during a congress held at the
institution’s mini-campus.

“We resolved at the congress to
suspend the strike after signing an
agreement with the Vice-Chancellor,
Prof. Micheal Adikwu.

“The announcement on this will be
done this (Tuesday) morning,’’ he

NAN recalls that the ASUU branch
embarked on the strike on June 2,
following what it called “Federal
Government’s refusal to release the
White Paper containing issues
affecting the institution’’.

The Federal Government had on July
16, 2012 constituted a Visitation Panel
to resolve issues affecting the
institution but the White Paper of the
report was yet to be released.

Ugheoke said the signed agreement
involved the release of the White
Paper, and that the Vice-Chancellor
has assured the union that he would
work towards ensuring its release.

He, however, said the recall of
students to the campus was a decison
to be made by the University Senate.


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