– Union Admits FG Made Commitment
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says its industrial action will continue.
It also says it will be meeting again with the Federal Government for further talks.
“Therefore, with this understanding, the ongoing strike has not been suspended,” ASUU tweeted.
Meanwhile, ASUU noted that certain agreements were reached at Thursday’s meeting with the federal government.
“The sum of N30billion earned academic allowance will be disbursed to our University Lecturers between May 2021-February 2022.
“Part of concessions provided to end the 7 month industrial action will attract a sum of N20bn as well,” it stated.
Recall that ASUU and the federal government earlier met to look at the functionality of the union’s payment platform, among other issues.
The Minister of State, Labor and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had stressed that the government was determined to address the issues surrounding the ASUU strike.
“Since afternoon, the Govt delegation has been locked in negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
” We are trying to break the logjam on a number of issues, including the IPPIS. The students and the nation deserve a respite from the indefinite strike action,” he tweeted.
But, ASUU maintained that it wanted a holistic agreement with the federal government on all the issues it had raised.
“We’re trying not to have a half-baked agreement, therefore, an integrated update will be made available in due time,” it stated.
Recall that ASUU had gone on strike over disagreements with the federal government bordering on funding, among others.