ASUU Finally Agrees To Call Off Strike After FG Promises To Pay N70bn


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has at long last consented to cancel its eight-month strike.

The leadership of the association arrived at the agreement during a gathering with representatives of the government led by the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday, November 27, 2020.

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According to Punch, the FG additionally vowed to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalization of the university framework carrying the absolute installment to N70 billion.

The government additionally vowed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.

This is coming seven days after the government consented to absolve ASUU individuals from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) forthcoming the endorsement of their proposed installment framework, the University Transparency, and Accountability Solution.

In any case, the ASUU strike won’t be canceled until after the association meets with its organs to discuss its concurrence with the government.

A source, who addressed Punch said ASUU had demanded that the arrangement ought not to be declared until its individuals affirmed it.

While tending to columnists after the gathering, Ngige said the conference was productive, adding that the government made a proposition to the association to reclaim to its individuals.

“Numerous issues were talked about at the gathering including compensation setback, the installment framework, and revitalization of the university framework. I am positive that all the issues would be settled at our next gathering,” he said.

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ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi said all that Ngige said was right.

He, in any case, wouldn’t offer further remarks about the gathering with the FG.

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