FG And ASUU Reaches Agreement

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) achieved conceivable concession to Monday toward settling the continuous speakers’ strike.

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, said this after a reconciliatory meeting with ASUU in Abuja.

Ngige said the gathering was productive as an assention had been come to between the Federal Government and the striking college speakers.

As indicated by him, the Federal Government has discharged N15.4 billion for the installment of the compensation deficits, which was one of the real requests of the association.

“On the issue of pay rates in tertiary establishments, particularly in colleges, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General gave proof that as at December 31, 2018 the Federal Government had transmitted N15.4 billon.

“Likewise on the issue of Earned Allowances in the colleges framework, they additionally demonstrated us proof that Mr President has endorsed the N20 billion to be utilized to balance the remarkable unfulfilled obligations of the 2009 and 2012, review checked profit, in the college framework.

“This cash is being taken a shot at, and will be discharged to ASUU when the procedure is finished.

“ASUU has satisfied its very own side of the deal as far as NUPECO, which is the Pension Fund Administration organization that ASUU has coasted to deal with annuity for individuals in the college framework.

“The Pension controller, the PENCOM, has requested that specific positions be satisfied and they gave ASUU an impermanent permit, which has terminated.

“ASUU has presented every one of the archives and satisfied all conditions expected to get their permit,” he said.

Ngige noticed that the gathering had made plans to command the Ministry of Education to connect with PENCOM to ensure that the changeless permit is issued to ASUU at the earliest opportunity.

The priest additionally said on the issue of college revitalisation, the President Goodluck Administration went into a concurrence with the ASUU for revitalisation of 20 colleges every year for the following 6 years.

“This is beginning from 2009, this Government will search for assets for the financing.

“We have likewise offered ASUU some token to indicate great confidence and that sum is known to them. Issue of appearance board is likewise dealt with.

“These were significant issues talked about and ASUU should reclaim the goals of these gatherings to their individuals, while we expect that they will hit us up by Thursday, ” he said.

Additionally, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, said the National Executive Committee of the association will audit its choices dependent on the new responsibility by the Federal Government.

He said the strike must be canceled or not after the NEC meeting. He didn’t state when the gathering will hold.

The teachers have been on strike since November 4 to request enhanced financing of colleges and usage of past concurrences with the administration


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