The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday announced the suspension of the union strike that has crippled the nation’s public universities for close to six months.
Addressing a press conference in the Federal Universities of Technology, Minna, the Niger State capital, the National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Fagge, said the union had agreed to suspend the strike after a meeting of the National Executive Council which started on Monday.
Fagge also listed the components of the agreement which the union had with the Federal Government, which led to the resolution of the long-drawn crisis.
The Union suspended the strike after a marathon National Executive Committee meeting held in the Niger State capital, yesterday.
The different chapters of ASUU are expected to hold congress meetings on Wednesday, following which academic activities will resume in the universities.
The marathon NEC meeting was held to deliberate over the agreement signed Wednesday, last week, by the union executives and the federal government.