Nigeria, May 12 -- Teachers at the Community Staff School in Asokoro, Abuja, have halted their two-week protests against poor pay and general work conditions.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the workers reluctantly took the decision following a memo by the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the school owned by Nigeria's top intelligence service, the State Security Service (SSS), promising to look into part of their demands.

The BoT's May 7 memo was addressed to the teaching staff through the chairman of the school's branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Agu Nwagu.

The memo was followed by an "extra-ordinary" meeting of the NUT where the teachers identified that some of their "critical" demands were "downplayed" by the school management.