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ASUU Strike Update: Lecturers Reject Offers From Federal Government Make Fresh Demands

The academic body of workers union of universities (asuu) has made fresh needs from the federal government, speeding the hopes of many college students that academic sports will resume soon.

Whilst asuu’s leadership met with chris ngige, the minister of labour and employment on tuesday, he stated the labour dispute with the university teachers turned into at the verge of being resolved.
In keeping with ngige, the workplace of the accountant-standard of the federation and the ministry of finance provided evidence that n15.4billion were launched to public universities.
On earned academic allowances, he stated president muhammadu buhari authorized n20billion to offset arrears of the 2009 to 2012 confirmed profits through university teachers.
“our members have rejected tokenism with recognize to superb revitalization fund of n1.1 trillion. They are insisting that government ought to launch at the least one tranche of n220 billion spread over four quarters of 2019.
“on earned academic allowances, our members stated government’s proposed amount out of the verified stability ought to not be less than the full quantity launched ultimate time, while proof of mainstreaming the allowances into the 2019 finances ought to be shown. Also, timeline need to be attached to fee of the balance of the arrears.
“the revitalization fund and earned instructional allowances are the 2 essential areas on which our individuals experience strongly about. They count on important modifications at the part of authorities before they could rethink their choice on the continuing strike motion,” ogunyemi said.

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