ASUU agrees to call off strike as FG agrees to pay the union N70bn
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to call off its strike which has lasted for 8 months.
Striking lecturers under the umbrella of The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have agreed to resume
academic activities. after the Federal Government increased its offer to the union to N70bn.
ASUU agrees to call off the strike as FG agrees to pay the union N70bn, The union leadership reached the
consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment,
Dr Chris Ngige, on Friday, Nov 27, in Abuja.
The FG also pledged to increase the total payment to the union to N70 billion.
This comes one week after the FG accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated
Payroll and Personnel Information System. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Ngige noted
that the parley was fruitful, adding that the government made a proposal to ASUU which it would take back
to its members.