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NASU, SSANU, NAAT Suspend Strike For One Month

Nigeria’s academic union have suspended their ongoing strike for one month. The Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) said the suspension was to allow the government meet their demands.

The National President of the Joint Action Committee of three unions, Samson Ugwoke, announced the suspension of the 11 days old strike at a media briefing in Abuja.

He enjoined government to “ensure compliance” with agreements reached with the unions following several hours of meeting in the early hours of Thursday.

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At the meeting, which began at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ended 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

Mr. Ngige had earlier said both parties produced “collective agreement of action” after the meeting.

“The three-page agreement was signed and endorsed by all of us; we are taking our document and we will make our pronouncement soon,” he said without disclosing the details of the agreement.

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“Based on this conclusion, we all agreed that the JAC will consult its organ with a view to calling off the strike as soon as possible,” he said.

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