JUST IN: FG Reaches Agreement With ASUU As It Releases N15.4bn For Salary Shortfalls

By Biola Adebayo

The Federal Government on Monday reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with ASUU in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said  majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls.

The Minister said the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for the  university lecturers.

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Also speaking,  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.

He said  it is only after that meeting of the ASUU leadership , the union will announce its position on the ongoing strike action.

ASUU started a nationwide strike since November 4, 2018 over what it called non implementation of its Memorandum of Action by the Federal Government

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