The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been offered N65 billion for Earned Academic Allowance and revitalisation by the Federal Government in a bid to end ASUU strike.
Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari offered the lecturers N65 billion for Earned Academic Allowance and revitalisation on Friday, November 20.
This online news platform understands that apart from this, Federal Government also agreed to pay the striking lecturers through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System) until ASUU’s University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) is ready for usage.
These were some of the agreements reached at the resumed meeting between the leadership of ASUU and the federal government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on Friday.
Ngige told reporters at the end of the seven- hour meeting, that the Accountant-General of the Federation ( AGF) has offered to release N40 billion or in the alternative, N35 billion to be shared by all the registered Trade Unions in the universities after providing necessary evidence of having earned the allowance.
“The FG reiterated that her offer of N40 billion or 35 billion whichever is accepted by ASUU was for all the universities unions: ASUU had proposed that N40 billion be paid immediately for all unions ,” the Minister said.
The Minister of Labour and Employment said all vice-chancellors are to submit details of the EAA/EA to the National Universities Commission (NUC) on or before November 30.
Ngige said on the issue of withheld salaries, that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Federal Ministry of Education will review the issue of “no work, no pay” as stipulated in Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act Cap T8 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 with a view to getting approval for the withheld salaries to be paid.