The non-teaching staff of universities under the platform of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) have suspended their three months strike that affected academic activities in the institutions.
The three unions under JAC are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
JAC Chairman, Mr Samson Ugwoke, announced the suspension of the industrial action on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He attributed the decision to the recent commitment demonstrated by the Federal Government and consequently directed members of the unions to resume work immediately.
The unions had commended an indefinite industrial action in December 2017 to protest the Federal Government’s failure to implement their 2009 agreement.
Other issues in contention bordered on non-payment of allowances, alleged usurpation of non-teaching staff jobs by academic staff, alleged disobedience of the National Industrial Court’s order on funding of staff schools, as well as alleged corruption in the university system.