The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria with respect to the ongoing strike. The said strike has lasted for nine months.
Both unions made it know after the meeting today which ended meetings ago. Agreement has been reached that ASUU will receive 70bn Naira. Lecturers who have backlog of salaries to be paid will be paid in due time. University revitalization fund has also been promised to be paid by Federal Government. It can be recalled that in the last meeting FG agreed not to force lecturers to register for IPPIS while an alternative is being considered.
The President of ASUU and the Nigerian Minister for Labor and Employment were optimistic about a better understanding between the both parties while coming out confident that things will be done right going forward.
Meanwhile, ASUU is still on strike till when FG starts implementing the decisions agreed during today’s meeting and will decide if to call off the strike after the next meeting by both parties.