The Federal Government said it would resume meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Friday.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment spokesman, Charles Akpan, disclosed that the dialogue with the ASUU leaders would hold at the Minister’s conference hall.
Akpan said the government said it had agreed to pay N30 billion Earned Academic Allowance, N20b for the revitalization of the education sector and the arrears of salaries to the university teachers.
According to the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the only outstanding issue was the disagreement over the payment platform.
Fresh Negotiation With ASUU
Meanwhile, ASUU insisted that the government has not met its demands, noting that the resolution of the eight-month strike was not in sight.
You will recall that ASUU had opposed the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System used in settling workers’ salaries by the federal government and instead, developed the University Transparency and Accountability.
The union had earlier advised its members to seek other legitimate means of survival as the Government has not released salaries withheld since February 2020.