Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU)

ASUU 2013 STRIKE UPDATE: Meeting Ends As FG Approves 30bn Allowance Intervention Fund

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The resumed negotiation between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has once again reached a stalemate.

At the end of a closed door meeting which lasted for about three hours, Chairman of the Needs Assessment Implementation Committee, Governor Gabriel Suswam announced the launch of N100 billion by September 1 to address infrastructure deficit in all universities across the country.

The federal government further approved an additional intervention of N30 billion to be released to university council as against the initial N92 billion demanded by ASUU to resolve the issue of earned allowances.

Secretary to the Government ofthe Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim told journalists that the fund is only to clear off the backlog but would need to verify ASUU’s claims.

President of ASUU, Proffesor Nasir Faggae however noted that the government’s intervention move is tantamount to a re-negotiation of the 2009 agreement, which would not be accepted by the Union.
Source: Daily sun.