FG and ASUU reach an agreement, releases N15.4bn for salary shortfalls

The Federal Government (FG) has reached an agreement with ASUU, and according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls.

Chris Ngige further revealed that the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers. However, ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, maintained that the National Executive Committee of the union will review their decisions based on the new commitment by the government.

He further disclosed that after that meeting of the ASUU leadership, the union will announce its position on the ongoing strike action which has lingered for over two months.

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