The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved a partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” order on striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and ordered the release of four months of withheld salary.
In a drive to fulfill some of its promises to the ASUU, the FGN has approved the sum of N470 billion as special funds in the 2023 budget for university revitalisation and upward review of lecturers’ salaries.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in the early hours of Friday, 14th October, 2022, withdrew its eight-month-old industrial action, describing the current suspension as “conditional”.
Two new academic unions addressed as CONUA and NAMDA have finally scaled through registration hurdles as the Federal Government registered them in the public university system to exist alongside the striking ASUU
Following the recent efforts of the House of Representatives, there are indications that a truce may be brokered soon as the members of the lower National Assembly commenced intervention towards ending the seven-month long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).