The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended it’s looming strike after reaching an agreement with the Federal Government.
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 ochestrated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila
The lawmakers intervention was due to the motion moved on Tuesday by Julius Ihonvbere and the speaker had announced that he will chair a meeting between ASUU and FG to resolve the crisis.
At the meeting, the government agreed to release the N22.17 billion for earned allowance and N30 billion for university revitalisation.
Speaking on the commitment of the government, the Finance Minister said N20 billion has been released for revitalisation. She promised that the balance of N10 billion balance will be released by next week.
Apart from the two issues agreed on, ASUU also called out the operation of IPPIS. The President of the union said some members are owed 15month salary.
He said that the government has not been honest with the union. He however said if the government is able to disburse the funds, the lecturers will arrange a NEC meeting to call off any pending strike.