We are still consulting members on agreement with FG over ongoing strike – ASUU

As part of efforts to end the strike action by  the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the leadership of the union said it has begun consultation with its  members on the possible agreement presented by the Federal Government.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed this  in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, on Monday met with the striking lecturers at a reconciliatory meeting.

Ngige said some agreement had been reached, that the Federal Government had released N15.4 billion for the payment of the salary shortfalls, which was one of the major demands of the union.

“On the issue of salaries in tertiary institutions, especially in universities, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant- General provided evidence that as at Dec. 31, 2018 the Federal Government had remitted N15.4 billon.

“Also on the issue of Earned Allowances in the universities system, they also showed us evidence that Mr President has approved the N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 and 2012 audit verified earnings, in the university system, “he said.

The minister however, said that the fund was being worked on, and would be released to ASUU as soon as the process was completed.

 

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