The local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Benue State University (BSU) in Makurdi, has on Monday, called off its strike and asked members to return to work.
It would be recalled, the lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike four months ago due to the inability of the former Governor, Gabriel Suswam to pay salaries.
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The strike was called off after a peace meeting held by the ASUU leadership and representatives of the management and the state government. The parties reached a “realistic” agreement after hours of meeting.
The ASUU Chairman, Dr David Ikoni, said lecturers were satisfied with the commitment of Governor Samuel Ortom to the agreement.
“We told our members that we agreed to the terms of the governor and suspended the strike on the governor’s appeal. He gave us his commitment and we felt that we should give him a benefit of the doubt,” Dr Ikoni said.
However, he vowed that the lecturers would not hesitate to embark on strike again if the governor failed to keep his promise.