The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday called off its nine-month old strike.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja, according to a Guardian newspaper report.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, reportedly assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off early next year.
According to Punch newspaper, Ogunyemi also said the lecturers sympathised with students who were also their children, adding that “no amount of sacrifice would be too much to get the matter resolved as long as the government is consistent with its commitments.”
While warning that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers, Ogunyemi noted that the reopening of the schools, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, lies with the federal government and Senate.