The Academic Staff Union of University, (ASUU) on Wednesday, suspended its nine months old strike.
The suspension according to ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020.
Ogunyemi however said the reopening of the schools rest with the Federal Government and Senate, considering the COVID-19 pandemic protocols.
He made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja.
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.”
He however warned 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.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off before January 15.
Lecturers in public universities in the country have been on strike since March 2020 to press home their demands.