Latest news reaching us today is that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to call off its strike which has lasted for 8 months.
The eight-hour meeting between the Nigerian government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leaders was fruitful. Before the meeting, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige says he’s hopeful that the meeting will yield good news, and he was right, because, after the meeting, Dr. Chris said the meeting ended on an amicable note.
There were various greenlights that the union will call off the strike, especially after the government promised to initially pay the union, 65 Billion Naira. In case you missed it, ASUU Strike 2020 Ending soon? FG Offers ASUU N65bn to end Strike.
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The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the Nigerian government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Friday, November 27th, in FCT Abuja.
The Nigerian government FG also promised and guarantee the union to increase the total payment to N70 billion.
This is coming one week after the FG accepted the demand by the ASUU that they are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.