The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month-old industrial action conditionally, according to a member of the union’s National Executive Committee. 

During a leadership meeting that started on Thursday night and lasted into the early hours of Friday, the union made the decision to call off the strike.

The union scheduled the meeting after its state branches last week discussed the Court of Appeal ruling in order to decide next line of action.

ASUU was required to suspend its strike before the Court of Appeal could hear its appeal of the ruling ordering lecturers to resume work.

The meeting was held in the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja, and members of the union’s National Executive Committee, which consists of the state chapter chairmen and members of the national executive, were present.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year.