The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who gave this indication in an interview with journalists on Tuesday, said the university lecturers had deliberated on the offers made to them by the government at a meeting on August 17.
The union, in a statement on Tuesday, said it would call off its strike after receiving a positive response to its demands from the Federal Government.
The new demands are:
1. The Federal Government should immediately accept payment of shortfall in salaries of universities;
2. Universities to manage their IGR the way they like and exemption from TSA;
3. Exemption of Endowment Funds, JV cash from TSA;
4. Payment of University Salary Scale to teachers in primary schools in universities;
5. Release/implementation of guidelines for the retirement of Professors in line with 2009 FG-ASUU Agreement; and
6. Waiver/ government fiat to set up Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company.