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Why ASUU May End 8-month Strike

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The 8-month strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) might come to an end soon.

This is as the Federal government has reached a fresh deal with the union.

The new deal was reached late on Friday, November 27 in the federal capital territory, Abuja.

According to the report, the new deal includes that ASUU will end its 8 months strike after FG agreed to increase its allowances to N70bn.

However, a source at the meeting said that the announcement of the end of the strike will only come after the leadership of ASUU at the meeting have presented the agreement to organs of the body.

Another source also reported that no formal announcement will be made about the review until the union had tabled the agreement before its different organs.

On its part, ASUU confirmed in a tweet on its official Twitter handle, @ASUUNGR that it had indeed shifted grounds in the negotiations with the federal government.

The union said it was still refusing to enrol its members in IPPIS, the government payment platform. This, it said, is a key condition to ending the strike.

The long strike has already angered university students who are caught between the two sides.

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