#ASUU Strike: Parents, students jubilate as strike end
Students and their parents jubilated on Tuesday over the suspension of the 169-day strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Even though ASUU ordered its members to return to work immediately, students of most public universities might not return to their campuses because of the Yuletide .
The union embarked on the strike on July 1 to demand the implementation of an agreement it reached with the Federal Government in 2009.
ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, who announced the suspension of the strike which started on July 1, said the union had accepted the resolutions it signed with the government on December 11.
The resolutions include immediate commencement of the revitalisation processes as contained in a letter with reference number FME/PS/398/C.1/Vol i.1/110, dated December 12, 2013, titled, “Opening of Dedicated Account for Revitalisation of Nigerian Universities.”
Fagge told journalists at the Bosso Campus of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in Niger State, that the revitalisation funds for five years would be provided by the Federal Government.
He said, “Finally, NEC has resolved to suspend the strike embarked upon on July 1, 2013, with effect from Tuesday, December 17, 2013 and directs its branches to resume work.