Abuja University lecturers suspend strike

The University’s senate will decide when students would be recalled.


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

Mr. Ugheoke said in an interview 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 said.

The ASUU branch embarked on the strike on June 2, following what it referred to as “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.

Mr. 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 decision to be made by the University Senate.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.