he Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) have suspended strike.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports both university unions called off the strike after a brief meeting with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in Abuja on Saturday.
According to the Minister of Education, the federal government has committed N50 billion to pay earned allowances for members of SSANU, NASU and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Meanwhile, the President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke had earlier said his union will not call off its strike unless the government accedes to the union’s demands. This means activities in public universities are expected to remain limited until ASUU calls off its strike.
Adamu, who had hinted at SSANU and NASU suspending their strike on Thursday, said ASUU rejected the government’s proposal over the “no work, no pay” rule.