FG agrees to pay ASUU N30bn earned allowance, others




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The Federal Government has agreed N30bn earned academic allowance the university lecturers.

 

The will be paid in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.

 

Our correspondent gathered that the also promised spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector as part of concessions meant end the seven-month strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

These were part of the agreements reached during the ongoing meeting between the and leadership on .

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He expressed the hope that ASUU would call off the strike soon, noting that the government had been finding ways end the seven-month strike.

 

The government team was led by Ngige, minister of state, Festus Keyamo (SAN), and , while the ASUU delegation was led by its , Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.

Ngige said, “For the past one week, we have all been on our toes; we have been meeting and we pray that this meeting will yield some good fruits.

 

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