Nov 28, 2021

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ASUU Strike: Jubilation as FG is set to Disburse N22.72 Billion to Universities

  • The federal government has announced the disbursement of N22.72 billion as a bonus to university staff
  • The Minister for Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, revealed this after a meeting between the government and the ASUU on their promises

After the threat of a strike by the Academic Personal Union of Universities (ASUU) The Federal Ministry of Finance and The national planning begins with the disbursement of N22.72 billion Naira to the university staff

Premium Times reports that the money earned to all employees in the universities will be paid out on Wednesday, November 17th

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, gave the reveal during an appearance on Channels Televis. announced ion’s political program, Politics Today, on Tuesday, November 16.

According to Ngige, the government had paid the first tranche in January and was about to make a another N22 to pay 0.72 billion earned allowances.

He explained that the revitalization fund of N30 billion is already in the account of the National University Commission and to be paid out to the Schools are ready, The Punch added.

Ngige assured that the government would not drag anything that would make the university system a good one.

Ngige opens up to FG’s plan to ensure ASUU does not go on strike

This development comes after Ngige assured Nigerians that the federal government will ensure that ASUU members do not take further strike action.

He added that he (ngige) a T reffing with the Minister of State for Education and that the situation is assessed to ensure that the disbursement of funds goes as planned.

Ngige said that the FG was never notified when she received a strike notice from the union.

ASUU threatens FG with strike over unfulfilled demands Legit.ng had previously reported that ASUU had announced their plan at a press conference, initiate a labor dispute.

Gbajabiamila calls on ASUU president, finance and education minister amid an impending strike

Meanwhile, Femi Gbajabiamila, spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, called to an emergency meeting on Thursday, November 18th

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, and Prof. Emmanuel Osedeke, President of the academic staff The Union of U niversities (ASUU) were all called to the emergency meeting.

Gbajabiamila announced the disclosure following a request from Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, Chair of the House Committee on Basic Education.