Feelers from the meeting of university academic staff in Abuja this morning suggest that the lecturers are about to end their eight-month strike action.

Public university lecturers turned their backs on their students on 14 February to press their demand for better conditions of service.

An excited member of the union confirmed to newsmen that the strike has ended, although the suspension will have conditions attached to it.

The conditions will be announced this morning by the President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke.

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ASUU President released a statement this morning to confirm the decision to suspend the 8-month long strike.

He said the issues they introduced to government have yet to be addressed but they were nevertheless calling off the strike.

Osodeke said ASUU decided to hearken to pleas from Nigerians, the President Muhammadu Buhari, and House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

“While appreciating the commendable efforts of the leadership of the House of Representatives and other patriotic Nigerians who waded into the matter, NEC noted with regrets that the issues in dispute are yet to be satisfactorily addressed,” the statement added.

“However, as a law-abiding Union and in deference to appeals by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, and in recognition of the efforts of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and other well-meaning Nigerians, ASUU NEC resolved to suspend the strike action embarked upon on 14th February 2022.

“Consequently, all members of ASUU are hereby directed to resume all services hitherto withdrawn with effect from 12:01 on Friday, 14th October 2022.”