The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)has been offered N65bn to call off the ongoing strike which has lasted for 10 months.
Dr Chris Ngige,the Minister of Labour and Employment, proposed this development on behalf of the government to the striking lecturers today November 20 when they met in Abuja which was productive as decision was made on the issues that have kept students out of the classroom for several months.
He told reporters that;
“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 who stated that all vice-chancellors are to submit details of the EAA/EA to the National Universities Commission (NUC) on or before November 30, added 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.