The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government have reached an agreement and will suspend their industrial action anytime from now.
The agreement comes after 12 hours, 30 minutes of a closed door meeting between ASUU and a government delegation led by Adamu Adamu, minister of education.
The leadership of ASUU, however, said though it accepted the proposal presented by the government, it will take the proposal to its members and get back to the government in a week.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU said:
“Now we have some concrete proposal that we will take back to our members for consideration.”
Also addressing journalists, the minister of education said the demands of the union had been taken care of and that it would call off its strike within a week.
ASUU went on the strike owing to the failure of the government to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.
The union is asking, among other things, the government to pay its members their earned allowances and to increase funding for universities.
The meeting started 1:38pm on Thursday and ended 2:15 a.m. on Friday.