An assistant to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has been tweeting more details about the outcome of a security meeting in the capital, Abuja.
Mr Buhari said that he does not "desire to see any unwanted loss of lives and he is determined to ensure that things do not cascade into unpleasant situation", Bashir Ahmad tweeted.
But there did not seem to be any specific mention of the reported shooting of protesters in Lagos on Tuesday which has caused global condemnation.
com/BashirAhmaad/status/1319294104149258240?s=20 The president's security adviser, Babagana Monguno, said that as the government has conceded to the protesters' demands "it is logical for the protesters to take a step back, take stock of their activities and come to a meeting point with government and its agencies’’, reports the BBC Ishaq Khalid in Abuja.
The president is due to address the nation at 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT).
Mr Monguno said the government was looking into what happened on Tuesday evening in Lagos.