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ASUU Strike Latest Update | Strike Likely To Be Called Off Soon

ASUU Strike Latest Update | Strike Likely To Be Called Off Soon

ASUU Strike Latest Update | Strike Likely To Be Called Off Soon

Hope seems to be beaming for Nigerian Students who have been at home for months now over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Below is the breakdown of the outcome of the meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government which was held on Monday, 7th January 2019.

The meeting which lasted several hours was held at the Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja.

Upon conclusion of the meeting, it was revealed that , the government through the Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have confirmed payment of N15.389.940,335.71 billion to accommodate payment of shortfall in all institutions that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA varied.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige also stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of N20 billion for payment of outstanding arrears of the 2009 and 2012 Earned Academic Allowances to the already verified university system. “The money is being worked on and will be released to ASUU when the process is completed,”.

Earlier, the Federal Government stated that There Is No Money To Meet ASUU Demands and later, the labour minister noted that ASUU Strike Will Soon Be Called Off.in response, ASUU told its members toBe Ready For A Prolonged Strike

Also, speaking after the meeting, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) , Prof Biodun Ogunyemi stated that the union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will review its decision based on the Federal Government commitment.

He also hinted that the strike could only be called off after the NEC meeting. He however, did not state when the meeting will hold.

In his words, “We have had an extensive session looking at all issues. There are issues that require further consultation at the level of our union before we can take a stand,”

”In view of this, the government has promised to reach us as soon as possible with a written proposal on those areas we need further consultations. And when we receive that, we shall treat accordingly and get back to the appropriate quarters,”

By this last meeting, academic activities may resume in public universities next week, as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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