The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government have reached agreement to end the over three months industrial action.
The agreement was reached and a deal was signed at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
Chris Ngige, minister of labour, led the government’s delegation while Abiodun Ogunyemi, president of ASUU, spoke on behalf of ASUU.
Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Ogunyemi said the union was optimistic that the end of the industrial action was near.
“On Sunday, 4th November, 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resumed its strike action which was conditionally suspended on 14th September, 2017,” he said.
“The action of 2017 was suspended following the signing of a memorandum of action (MoA) in which the federal government of Nigeria (FGN) promised to address the contentious issues within a timeline that was
to end in October 2017.