The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the prolonged strike.
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
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.
that the union will announce its position on the ongoing strike action.
Its been over two months since the union went on strike following the
alleged inability of the government to respond to its demands.