FG Offers N65bn To ASUU For Earned Allowances, Revitalisation Fund
The Federal Government has offered a cumulative sum of N65 billion to the Academic Staff Union
of Universities (ASUU) to address earned academic allowances and revitalization of universities.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, proposed on behalf of the government to
the striking lecturers when they met on Friday in Abuja.
FG Offers N65bn To ASUU, Briefing reporters at the end of the meeting, Ngige described the negotiation
as fruitful as the government
has decided to shift grounds on the lingering issues that have kept students out of the classroom for several
Ngige noted that in its bid to resolve the impasse with ASUU, the sum of N15 billion from the amount offered
by the government would be for more funds to revitalize the universities.
He explained that the fund was in addition to the N20 billion paid earlier, making it a total of N35 billion
committed as revitalization fund by the government.