The federal government has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a Thursday meeting convened to end the seven-month strike declared by the union.
According to Punch, government team led by Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, his minister of state, Festus Keyamo (SAN), and others have release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university lecturers in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.
It was also learnt that the they promised to spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector as part of concessions meant to end the seven-month strike declared by ASUU.
However in spite of the agreements reached, the meeting was inconclusive and adjourned. The conciliatory meeting is to reconvene by October 21 after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
It is expected that ASUU will report back on its decision, in order to facilitate calling off their strike. These were part of the agreements reached during the ongoing meeting between the federal government and ASUU leadership, the news outlet confirmed.
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