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ASUU suspends planned strike in Akwa Ibom

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has suspended its planned industrial action in Akwa Ibom State, following a meeting held at the Government House, Uyo, where Governor Umo Eno intervened to address the concerns raised by the union.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Umo Eno, Mr Ekerete Udoh on Wednesday, Feb. 7, he disclosed that the governor held a meeting with a cross-section of Labour leaders drawn from the Akwa Ibom State University, at Government House, Uyo, and promised to offset the 13th month salary bonus, three months palliative, the construction of some strategic roads within the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, among others.

The Governor charged the Labour leaders to work closely with the government in delivering democratic dividends to the people of Akwa Ibom State.

He described the University as the pride of the State and tasked the University’s management to utilize the internally generated revenue to execute some tasks, maintaining that government will always pay the monthly subvention as and when due.

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Led by Comrade (Elder) Sunny James, the Chairperson of the Nigerian Labour Congres, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Dr. Inyang Udosen, the Chairperson of ASUU, AKSU chapter and others, the ASUU leaders lauded the Governor for his “labour-friendly” tendencies and assured that the planned strike will be called off.

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“We thank the governor for being a labour friendly governor and for promising to address some of the contending issues.

We will no longer continue with our planned strike since the governor is willing to address a number of the contentious issues,” the statement noted.

 

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