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The Academic Staff Union of the Bayelsa state-owned Niger Delta University, NDU, Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State has called off its four-month strike action.
This is as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signed by the Bayelsa state government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, NDU chapter.
Chairman of the association, Stanley Ogoun, Confirmed the development after a joint meeting of ASUU and officials of the State government at the House of Assembly Complex in Yenagoa.
The ASUU Chairman and the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite, expressed satisfaction with the contents of the MoU, assuring that they will ensure that the document was strictly complied with.
Ogoun commended Seiyifa Koroye, head of the state government’s mediating team, pointing out that part of the agreement reached was improvement on the infrastructure and facilities needed to properly position the university for optimum result and recognition in the comity of universities.
The state Information Commissioner commended Governor Seriake Dickson for his personal commitment and efforts towards ending the crisis, which was becoming a source of concern to the government and people of the state, pointing out that, even before the signing of the MoU, the governor had taken steps to address a number of the demands of ASUU.