By Amaka Akachukwu
Following the confirmation by the central bank the payment of N200 billion for ASUU, the 5-month old strike which has lingered for so long, might finally come to an end.
ASUU president Dr. Nasir Fagge disclosed to reporters’ yesterday evening that an MOU signing took place at the Ministry of Education in Abuja today. The Permanent Secretary at the ministry signed on behalf of the federal government while the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress Abdul Omar witnessed the event.
The ASUU president said the Nigerian government agreed to fulfill most of the obligations agreed upon during meetings with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja a few weeks ago, this he said, includes a non-victimization clause.
He said with the signing of the MOU the 5month old strike would be suspended in a week’s time.
Accordingly, ASUU will call a meeting of its National Executive Council to take a look at the MOU and decide on the next line of action within the next week.
On its part, the Nigerian government will set up a committee to fully implement the agreement with ASUU.