ASUU strike is set to end as FG has offered N65bn to lecturers.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has offered a cumulative sum of N65 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to address earned academic allowances and revitalisation of universities.
Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, made the proposal on behalf of the government to the striking lecturers when they met on Friday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, Ngige described the negotiation as fruitful as the government has decided to shift grounds on the lingering issues that have kept students out of the classroom for several months due to ASUU strike.
The Labour Minister noted that in its bid to resolve the impasse with ASUU, the sum of N15 billion from the amount offered by the government would be for more funds to revitalise the universities.
Ngige explained that the fund was in addition to the N20 billion paid earlier, making it a total of N35 billion committed as revitalisation fund by the government.