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FG , ASUU reach agreement on demands

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The Federal Government, on Monday reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after the meeting with the union in Abuja.

Ngige said the majority of their demands have been met, including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls.

He said, “On the issue of salaries in tertiary institutions, especially in universities, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant- General provided evidence that as at December 31, 2018 the Federal Government had remitted N15.4 billon.

“Also on the issue of Earned Allowances in the universities system, they also showed us evidence that Mr President has approved the N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 and 2012, audit verified earnings, in the university system.

“This money is being worked on, and will be released to ASUU as soon as the process is completed.

“ASUU has fulfilled its own side of the bargain in terms of NUPECO, which is the Pension Fund Administration company that ASUU has floated to take care of pension for people in the university system.

“The Pension regulator, the PENCOM, has asked certain positions to be fulfilled and they gave ASUU a temporary license, which has expired.

“ASUU has submitted all the documents and fulfilled all conditions needed to get their license,” he said.

Ngige noted that the meeting had resolved to mandate the Ministry of Education to get in touch with PENCOM to make sure that the permanent license was issued to ASUU as soon as possible.

The minister also said on the issue of university revitalisation, the President Goodluck Administration entered into an agreement with the ASUU for revitalisation of 220 universities annually for the next 6 years.

“This is starting from 2009, this Government will look for resources for the funding.

“We have also offered ASUU some token to show good faith and that amount is known to them. Issue of visitation panel is also taken care of.

“These were major issues discussed and ASUU is supposed to take back the resolution of these meetings to their members, while we expect that they will get back to us by Thursday,” he said.

103 COMMENTS

  1. ASUU PLEASE CALLS OFF THE STRIKE , WE STUDENTS ARE AT HOME THESE FG SELF THEY ARE WASTING OUR TIME,,, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS THE MONEY TO PAY THIS ASUU PEOPLE BUT BUHARI IS TO GREEDY AND SELFISH MAN

    I DON TAYAD 4 HOUSE DOING NOTHING BUT SLEEPING AND WAKING UP EVERYDAY

  2. The Nigerian education system has no value, how can the federal government delay in implementing policies that can grow the education system, the problem is that their children are not in such schools and if they feel like not responding they relax, don’t worry soon we shall know.

  3. ASUU, you know I really love you
    When I didn’t wanted to go to school you allowed me

    Now am tired of house, please just tell us when to resume ooooo…..ahbg I’m already lazy at home and my mom is always complaining