ASUU finally agrees to call off strike

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

After series of meetings and dialogues, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finally agreed to end its eight-month strike.

The strike, which was embarked upon by the universities lecturers in March this year has grounded academic activities in the public universities.

The concensus was reached in Abuja last Friday during a meeting with officials of ASUU and the labour Minister, Chris Ngige.

The government also pledged to pay N40bn as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalisation of the university system bringing the total payment to N70bn.

The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.

Recalled that the Federal government has last week exempted the ASUU from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System pending the approval of their proposed payment system called “the University Transparency and Accountability Solution”.

It is now expected that, the ASUU would communicate to its members of the resumption date, since their demands were met.

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