The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU in Benue State University, Makurdi have called off their strike action. The union have been on strike since March 9th 2015 when then Governor, Gabriel Suswam failed to pay their February salaries.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Mrs Charity Angya, last week hinted an end to the strike, saying the Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom was doing everything to ensure that the institution reopened for students to continue their academic pursuits.
“The good news on this side, is that, what Governor talked with ASUU yesterday and their meeting on Monday, I believe that that will end this strike. Because he made whatever commitment they wanted.”
“Truth is that the government is trying everything. They have come to an agreement and the union too said they will give them time, set out timelines as to when they will honour whatever they have agreed and they are going back on Monday to talk so that the school will be reopened. For me, I believe it, I’ve been praying, I’ve been fasting.” she said.
It is believed that by reopening before the end of this month, the university may have averted cancellation of the academic session.
God Bless The Governor of Benue State, God Bless The Vice Chancellor BSU.