The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and other Associated Institutions on Saturday announced the suspension of its more than five-month-old strike.
The unions said the suspension would be for two months to observe the implementation of the contents of the agreements reached with the government.
SSANU National Vice President, Abdussobur Salaam, confirmed this on Saturday.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had hinted that his ministry had reached an agreement with three of the four striking unions in tertiary institutions to suspend their strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is the only union that has rejected the minister’s plea, insisting that the government must pay ASUU members’ withheld salaries for the past six month.
Industrial action by ASUU, NASU and SSANU have led to the disruption of activities in Nigeria’s public universities for the past 185 days.
Both SSANU and NASU downed tools in March, a month after ASUU declared its strike.