Smart Olugbeko, COEASU president, and general secretary, Ahmed Bazza, announced the suspension in a statement on Friday.
Mr Olugbeko said the decision to suspend the strike was taken at the end of its national executive council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja, to reassess the status of issues leading to the three-week rollover of the national strike.
“NEC resolved that the nationwide strike that started on June 10, be suspended for a cool-off-period of 60 days. This is to give the government the opportunity to perfect the progress made so far into tangible achievements that are acceptable to the union,” said the COEASU president. “After which the NEC shall reconvene to re-assess the status of the issues and decide the way forward.”
Mr Olugbeko also said that the union urged the regime to address the worsening insecurity in Nigeria and “proactively” beef up security “on all campuses.”
He added, “As the system is being reopened for teaching and learning, and across the nation in general.”
The union president, therefore, commended the governments of Imo, Kwara, Osun, and Oyo in resolving the lingering issues in their respective colleges of education.