FG Reaches Agreement With ASUU
The federal government of Nigeria has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in an attempt to end the ongoing strike.
ASUU Strike May Be Called Off On Monday As FG Releases N15.89billion To Universities
Premium Times quoted the national president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, as saying that the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment by the federal government.
According to him, the ongoing strike would only be called off or not after the NEC meeting.
He, however, did not say when the meeting will hold.
Meanwhile, after the meeting today, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said an agreement had been reached.
According to him, the accountant general and the ministry of finance have confirmed with evidence that N15.4 billion had been released to cover funding in public universities.
On earned allowances, Mr Ngige said President Buhari has approved N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 to 2012 audit verified earnings in the universities.
He said the earned allowances will be released to ASUU as soon as the process is completed.
ASUU went on strike on November 4 last year, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government.
Before the commencement of the meeting, Dr. Ngige had said that he is hopeful that it would yield positive outcome.
Let’s pray for the best.