The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to call off its eight-month-old strike after the Federal Government offered to pay the lecturers N70 billion.
A tweet on ASUU handle said the decision followed a meeting by ASUU with the government team led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday.
The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.
ASUU is expected to report the agreement to its organs and then communicate their decision to the government after which a date for the calling off of the strike would be announced.
The Federal government and the ASUU negotiation on the 8 months lingering strike lingered as
ASUU insisted their demands must be met before the strike would be suspended.
The Negotiation between FG and ASUU later yielded very good results as:
1. The government agreed to use the old platform before IPPIS, to pay all withheld salaries.
2. On revitalization, the government offered N15billion in addition to the N20billion pledged earlier.
4. ASUU decided it would consult with its council and then get back to the government in a short while, to make their final intention known; if the strike will be suspended or not. And it was suspended.