|ASUU Accepts to End 8-months strike as FG promises to pay N70bn|
The Academic Staff Union of Universities after a meeting that lasted for over 8 hours with the Federal Government has accepted to end the ongoing industrial strike which has lasted for 8-months now.
This agreement was reached in a meeting yesterday, November 27th 2020 with FG representatives ably led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in Abuja.
The Federal Government has agreed to pay the sum of N40 billion as the earned allowance of lecturers and also N30 billion for the revitalization of the University system which brings to the sum of N70 billion.
At the meeting yesterday, the FG also promised to settle the salaries and arrears of lecturers before the year ends.
However, Asuu has agreed to call of the strike, but will have to meet with their various bodies and chapters to communicate the agreement they reached in yesterday’s meeting.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige addressing the press after the meeting said the meeting would yield something tangible and the proposal they made with the Union would bring good results.
Some of the things deliberated in the meeting include; salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalisation of the university system.
Dr. Chris Ngige also says he’s positive that all the issues would be resolved at the next meeting.
ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi verified everything the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige said to pressmen were all true, he refused to add anything further.
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