ASUU agrees to call off strike, to receive N70billion

There is now hope for students in public universities in Nigeria to return to school as the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday night agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities.

The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment,  Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday.

The government also pledged to increase the total payment to the union to N70 billion.

This is happening one week after the Federal Government  accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.