The Academic Staff Union of Universities has announced a conditional suspension of its strike action after one month and six days.
The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement in Abuja at about 8.30pm on Monday, after concluding the final meeting with the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.
ASUU noted that it was suspending the strike till end of October for government to fulfill its pledges and directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, Tuesday.
The lecturers signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government and Ngige stated that both parties produced “collective agreement of action” after the meeting.
ASUU went on an indefinite strike on August 13, following government’s failure to implement the agreement it reached with the union in November 2016.
Now university students can resume studies in various public universities in the country, which has an education sector that has suffered neglect.