A statement announcing the suspension of the three-week-old strike of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria in the Federal Ministry of Education was expected Friday. It came. Workers of the ministry and students of Nigeria’s 104 federal government colleges (otherwise called “unity schools”) would then return to work or school from Monday.
Negotiations between government and the striking workers have not been concluded, but agreements have been reached in several areas concerning unpaid salaries and allowances totalling nearly N2billion.
Until the strike began, the budgeted allocations for the unity schools had not been paid since May 2014.