Just In: Nigerian Govt And ASUU Reach Agreement

Just In: Nigerian Govt And ASUU Reach Agreement

Just In: Nigerian Govt And ASUU Reach Agreement: The Nigerian government has concluded  an agreement with striking university lecturers, over the possibility of ending the teachers’ prolonged industrial action embarked on since November 4, Premium Times reports.

The national president of the Union, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment by the federal government.

He said the strike could only be called off or not after the NEC meeting. He did not say when the meeting will hold.

The lecturers have been on strike since November 4 to demand improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government.

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After a meeting Monday, 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.

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-Premium Times

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