The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call off its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities.

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 are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

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