Nigeria, Sept. 24 -- Air traffic controllers in some African countries have suspended their strike more than 24 hours after the industrial action commenced and grounded air travel.

The Union of Traffic Controllers' Unions said it decided to suspend the strike for 10 days to give room for negotiations. The union had earlier vowed to keep up with the strike until its demands were met, saying its members would stop serving all but "critical" aircraft.

"Air traffic services will be provided in all air spaces and airports managed by ASECNA from today Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 1200 GMT," USYCAA said in a statement on Saturday. The controllers work under the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA).