ASUU finally agreed to suspend the strike and reopen universities across the country.
Nigeria online news reports that the Union of Academic Personnel of Universities has agreed to suspend its eight-month strike.
This online news outlet reported that union leaders announced the decision in a meeting on Friday in Abuja with the government team headed by the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in Abuja.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ngige noted that the parliament was fruitful, adding that the government made a proposal to ASUU that would bring its members.
He said, “Many topics were discussed at the meeting, including the salary deficit, the pay system and the revitalization of the university system. I am sure that all problems will be resolved at our next meeting. “
ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi simply pointed out that everything Ngige said was correct and declined to comment further.
Remember before the meeting on Friday, ASUU said it has been consulting with its members to find out whether or not to suspend the strike..
The striking lecturers, who had substantiated their academic work, agreed to suspend the strike after the Federal Government increased its offer to the union to the tune of 70 billion naira.