University Teachers To Resume After Reaching Agreement With Government 

Tunde Joseph

There are indications that academic activities will resume in federal government universities following agreement reached by government and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The agreement is coming two months after the union embarked on strike.

Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls.

The Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers, Ngige said.

However, ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review their decisions based on the new commitment by the government.

According to him, it is only after that meeting of the ASUU leadership that the union will announce its position on the ongoing strike 

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