Nigerians have reacted to the suspension of the three-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday.
ASUU agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months, after the Union signed all agreements with the Federal Government, following a conciliatory meeting in Abuja.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented the Federal Government, while the lecturers were represented by the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi.
According to Ngige, both parties unanimously resolved the eight contentious issues that had prolonged the strike.
ASUU’s official Twitter handle also confirmed that lecturers are to resume on Friday (tommorow).
“The NEC has decided that the STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
“Academic activities resume tomorrow,” the union quoted its president as saying in a tweet.
The latest development from ASUU has stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians online.
Here are some comments gathered from Twitter:
@Lukotony1 “Suspend? Which means they might still resume if agreement is not implemented. Shame!!!
@Mkay “They’ve never really ended the strike, it has always been suspended.”
@Malizanna “It’s now just suspension, it’s just for the election, they might call in after getting their votes. Let’s see “agreement reached and Called off”
@Djsp4all “This year’s anniversary is over. Till next four years. Suspending these incessant strikes is not the way forward. There should be an end to this. Our tertiary education has been messed up.”
@Kendo8132 “They have no choice. ATIKU was going to sort it out on his first day in office. That’s why Buhari hurriedly reaches agreement with.
@Iam_xtopher “Suspending strike Just 1 day to end collection of PVC.Good one but I think ASUU has a hidden agenda.”
@MrNoora “Asuu just wasted our semester for nothing i hope no strike again.”
@AzorgorN “This sabotage is not in favour of students, INEC closed collection of PVCs, ASUU called off strike.Could this be coincidence?
@Tobi_kalej_ “It’s because you want us to vote that’s why you suspended the strike huh. I’ll still not vote.”