It appears the over five month-old strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) is soon to end.
The striking union says it is ready to call off its industrial action. This follows an agreement the leadership of the union reached with the federal government today. Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding and the lecturers are reported to have agreed to return to class by next week.
For the past five months, public universities in the country have remained shut following the strike action by ASUU over the poor funding of universities, amongst other demands.
Minister for Education, Nyesom Wike has said that all the contending issues between the federal government and ASUU have been resolved.