The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU lecturers have suspended their 60 days old strike action.
COEASU President Smart Olugbeko and General Secretary of the union Ahmed Bazza announced the suspension of the industrial action in a statement they jointly signed in Abuja.
The Union added that the suspension followed some progress made at the ongoing renegotiation with the Federal Government.
Olugbeko also explained that the decision was taken at the end of its National Executive Council, NEC meeting to re-assess the status of issues leading to the three-week roll-over of the national strike.
He noted that as evident in the progress made at the ongoing renegotiation and the appreciable level of progress made towards the amendment of the Colleges of Education Establishment Act, which is paramount for the development of the COE system. The Union’s President however commended critical stakeholders for their intervention and dogged commitment to the resolution of the issues.
Olugbeko also said NEC decried the high level of insecurity in the country, as evident with the increase in the spate of kidnapping, banditry, killings and other social vices.