News - South South - Akwa Ibom Updated: February 08, 2024

After Governor Eno's intervention, ASUU suspends planned strike in Akwa Ibom

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
February 08, 2024

The intervention by Governor Eno of Akwa Ibom has led to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) calling off its scheduled industrial action in Akwa Ibom State.

Ekerete Udoh, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Umo Eno, stated on Wednesday that the union adopted the resolution in response to Eno's intervention to solve some of their concerns.

He stated that the governor met with a cross-section of Labour leaders from Akwa Ibom State University at Government House in Uyo and promised to offset the 13th-month salary bonus, three months of palliative care, and the construction of some strategic roads on the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, among other things.

The Governor challenged the Labour leaders to collaborate closely with the administration to deliver democratic dividends to the people of Akwa Ibom.

He regarded the University as the pride of the state and directed the University's administration to use internally generated revenue to carry out specific responsibilities, stating that the government would always pay the monthly subvention as and when due.


The ASUU leaders, led by Comrade (Elder) Sunny James, Chairperson of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Dr Inyang Udosen, Chairperson of ASUU, AKSU Chapter, and others, praised the Governor for his "labour-friendly" tendencies and assured that the planned strike would be called off.

"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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