ASUU Strike: See outcome of meeting between Union and Federal Government


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) President have said he will take the Federal Government's proposition to Union leaders, following the end of the meeting between the two sides yesterday.

Though no date was announced for the meeting, but it was made known that the Federal Government have reached an agreement with ASUU to release N15.4bn for salary shortfall.

In the meeting which had in attendance Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in the absence of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono; the national president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba; and officials from the National Universities Commission, Head of Service and Salaries, Wages and Income commission.

While declaring the meeting started, Mr Ngige expressed optimism that the outcome of the meeting will be fruitful, as the Government has done a lot of work since the last meeting in 2018, saying that his hope is for students to return to the classroom as soon as possible, pointing out that non of his children are schooling abroad.

Mr Ngige also pointed out that FG is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers.