Benue varsity ASUU suspends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Benue State University chapter, has suspended the strike it recently embarked upon.

This is according to a statement jointly signed by Kwaghfan Tarnongo and Terrumun Gajir, its Chairman and Secretary and issued on Wednesday in Makurdi.

DAILY POST recalls that the institution ASUU embarked on industrial action on February 1 over the non implementation of their promotions, payment of earned academic allowances, EAA, annual step increment, among other demands.

The union, however, said that its decision to suspend the strike followed the intervention of Gov Hyacinth Alia of the state, stressing that the governor promised to address its demands.

“Congress was also briefed on the personal intervention of our governor and Visitor to the university; he personally appealed and assured us that all the grievances will be resolved as soon as the strike is suspended.

“Congress therefore mandated the officials to go into a tripartite agreement. The agreement addresses the issues that led to the strike.

”The state government has assured us that the agreement will be fully implemented.

“Thus, congress resolved to suspend the strike owing to the intervention of the governor and the union believes in the ability of the governor to fully, expeditiously, and satisfactorily implement the agreement reached,” the statement said


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