Few days after the Federal Government had a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the union reportedly said it is yet to reach
This was made known by the union’s president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, the union was still consulting and is yet to meet possible agreement presented by the Federal Governmnet.
NAN recalled that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, on Monday met with the striking lecturers at a reconciliatory meeting.
Ngige, however, said some agreement had been reached, that the Federal Government had released N15.4 billion for the payment of the salary shortfalls, which was one of the major demands of the union.
“On the issue of salaries in tertiary institutions, especially in universities, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant- General provided evidence that as of Dec. 31, 2018, the Federal Government had remitted N15.4 billion.
“Also on the issue of Earned Allowances in the universities system, they also showed us evidence that Mr President has approved the N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 and 2012 audit verified earnings, in the university system,” he said.
The minister, however, said that the fund was being worked on, and would be released to ASUU as soon as the process was completed.