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ASUU National Chairman Gives Updates To Nigeria Students

ASUU Strike Nears End As Details Of FG’s Meeting With Union Emerge
The Federal Government says it has released N163 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)

Sen. Chris Ngige, who's the Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while addressing newsmen after a closed-door reconciliatory meeting with ASUU leadership on Monday in Abuja the countries capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the striking lecturers had embarked on strike since Nov. 5, 2018, to press home their demands to the federal government.

ASUU demands included some areas of understanding in the implementation of the Memorandum of some actions agreed to in 2017.

Some of these areas include shortfall in salaries of some Federal Universities, workers and lecturers, earned allowances, revitalisation that were part of the 2009 agreement made between both parties among others.

According to Ngige:-
“today we have agreed to fund revitalisation.

“Government has released about N163 billion from TETFund account to universities.

“So, we have gotten some substantial agreement in most of the areas of the agreement.”

“Most of the issues have being resolved, so they are going to go back to their members and present government’s offer to their council.

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