The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ imminent strike has been called off after the union and the federal government struck an agreement.
On Thursday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, and government representatives, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and Minister of Education (State), Emeka Nwajuiba, reached an agreement in a meeting brokered by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, and
It will be recalled that the lawmakers decided to interfere in the situation after Julius Ihonvbere presented a motion on Tuesday.
The Speaker had stated that he would convene a conference between ASUU and the Federal Government to address the problem.
The government decided to release N22.17 billion for earned allowance and N30 billion for university revitalization at the meeting.
The Finance Minister stated that N20 billion has been released for revitalisation while announcing the government’s commitment. She stated that the N10 billion balance would be released by the following week.
ASUU criticized the operation of IPPIS in addition to the two points that were agreed upon. According to the union’s president, some members are owed a 15-month wage.
He stated that the government has not been sincere with the union. However, he said if the government is able to release the funds, the lecturers will convention a NEC meeting to call off any pending strike.