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ASUU Calls Off Its Intended Strike In Akwa Ibom

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In Akwa Ibom State, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, has canceled its scheduled work stoppage.
The union adopted the resolution in response to Governor Umo Eno’s intervention to address some of their issues, according to a statement made on Wednesday by Mr. Ekerete Udoh, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Umo Eno. He mentioned that the governor met at Government House, Uyo, with a group of labor leaders from Akwa Ibom State University, and that during the meeting, the governor pledged to build some key roads within the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, as well as to offset the 13th month salary bonus and three months of palliative care.

The governor tasked the leaders of the Labour Party with collaborating closely with the government to provide Akwa Ibom State residents with democratic dividends.

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He called the university the glory of the state and gave the management of the university various duties to be completed with the money generated internally, with the understanding that the government would always pay the monthly subvention on time. Lead by Dr. Inyang Udosen, the ASUU chapter chair, and Comrade (Elder) Sunny James, the chairperson of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, among others, the ASUU leaders praised the governor for his “labor-friendly” inclinations and guaranteed that the strike would not go ahead.

“We appreciate the governor’s labor-friendly policies and his commitment to resolving certain contentious problems.

The statement said, “Given the governor’s willingness to address several contentious issues, we will no longer be carrying out our planned strike.”

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