The planned strike by the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been called off.

The ASUU took the decision not to proceed with the strike following a meeting between Governor Umo Eno and labour representatives from the university, held at the Government House in Uyo.

The purpose of the meeting was to address and resolve the issues that prompted the AKSU ASUU to contemplate strike action.

The labour delegation was headed by Comrade Sunny James, the chairperson of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, along with Dr. Inyang Udosen, the chairperson of the ASUU AKSU chapter, and other representatives.

Governor Eno agreed to address some contentious issues such as the payments of the 13th month salary bonus, the three-month palliative, and the construction of some strategic roads within the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, among other issues.


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, the government will always pay the monthly subvention as and when due.

The visibly elated ASUU leaders praised the governor for his labour-friendly tendencies and assured that the planned strike would be called off.



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