FG reaches agreement with ASUU to release N15.4bn for salary shortfalls

The Federal Government has reached an
agreement with members of the Academic
Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve
the on-going industrial action.
Addressing journalists on Monday evening
after the meeting with the striking lecturers in
Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment,
Chris Ngige, said the majority of their
demands have been met including the release
of N15.4 billion for payment of salary
shortfalls.
According to him, the Federal Government is
also in the process of releasing another N20
billion for payment of earned allowances for
university lecturers.
Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Professor
Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive
Committee of the union will review their
decisions based on the new commitment by
the government. According to him, it is only
after that meeting of the ASUU leadership that
the union will announce its position on the
ongoing strike action.
It has been over two months since the union
went on strike following the alleged inability of
the government to respond to its demands.

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