ASUU offered N65bn to end the ongoing strike – FG

The government has offered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) N65bn to determine the progressing strike which has gone on for a very long time.

Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige made the proposition for the benefit of the public authority to the striking speakers when they met in Abuja on Friday November 20.

He said the exchange was productive as the public authority has chosen to move grounds on the waiting issues that have kept understudies out of the homeroom for a while.

Ngige told journalists that the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) has offered to deliver N40 billion or in the other option, N35 billion to be shared by all the enrolled Trade Unions in the colleges in the wake of giving essential proof of having procured the stipend.

He said;

The FG emphasized that her proposal of N40 billion or 35 billion whichever is acknowledged by ASUU was for all the colleges associations: ASUU had recommended that N40 billion be paid quickly for all associations.”

The Minister who expressed that all bad habit chancellors are to submit subtleties of the EAA/EA to the National Universities Commission (NUC) at the latest November 30, added that the Federal Ministry of Labor and Federal Ministry of Education will survey the issue of “no work, no compensation” as specified in Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act Cap T8 laws of the alliance of Nigeria, 2004 with the end goal of getting endorsement for the retained pay rates to be paid.

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