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ASUU to review its position after FG new offer

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Pic.1. From left: Former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Nasir Isa; President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi; and the Vice President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the National Executive Committee of the union will review the ongoing industrial action after the Nigerian government made a new commitment at a meeting with the union on Monday.

“The National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment by the federal government,” ASUU tweeted late on Monday.

“Until then, the strike is still in progress.”

Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, said the strike could only be called off after the ASUU NEC meeting. He did not say when the meeting will hold.

The lecturers are demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government, which led to the strike that started November 4, 2018.

However, the minister of labour, who led the government team, said an agreement had been reached.

He said the accountant general and the ministry of finance have confirmed with evidence that N15.4 billion had been released to public universities.

Ngige also said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 to 2012 verified earnings in the universities.

He said the earned allowances will be released to ASUU as soon as the process is completed.

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

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