The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may soon call off the ongoing industrial action following the union’s meeting with the federal government.
According to Dailypost report, at a meeting held on Friday, the federal government agreed to increase its offer to the union to N70 billion.
The Federal government’s team was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige while ASUU’s delegation was led by its National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.
Federal government promised to pay university lecturers N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalization of the university system.
The government also agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 4, 2020.
Addressing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, Ngige described the negotiation as fruitful.
He said: “Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalization of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting.”
ASUU has been on strike for about eight months over government’s failure to meet its demands.