The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) – Nigerian public university teachers’ union – has suspended the industrial action it embarked upon since February this year, a member of the union’s National Executive Committee said early Friday.

The union suspended the eight-month-old strike after a meeting of its leadership that lasted from Thursday night through to early hours of Friday.

The meeting was called by the union to determine its next line of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeal ruling last week.

The Court of Appeal had ordered the university teachers to suspend the strike before their appeal of the ruling ordering them to go back to the classrooms can be heard.

Members of the union’s National Executive Committee, comprising of the chairmen of the state chapters and members of the national executive, attended the meeting at the union’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year.


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