ASUU; N23 BILLION PROBE DISBURSEMENT BY HOUSE OF REP

AN investigation into disbursement of N23 billion released by the federal government on Monday by the [ASUU]. the chairman of committee on tertiary education Suleiman Aminu, requested for the break down of the disbursement.

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He said that the ASUU strike also affected the polytechnics and colleges of education.

He said the committee set up to oversee the disbursement of 89% fund approved for ASUU and 11% for non academic staff. Mr. Ugwoke, however, explained that university of Ilorin and NSUKKA did not benefit, while university of Lagos got the least allocation.

HE said the permanent secretary of Federal Ministry Of Education at a meeting held on September 19, 2017 admitted that ASSU hijacked of the fund.

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He added that they promised to mop-up money for the three non- academic staff unions, with an appeal to the unions to call off the industrial action.

The secretary of [NUC] argued that most of the demands agreement in 2009 were not implementable as most of the demands were not clear.

According to him, the aggrement contained many combustibles that when touched would explode.

MR.  Rasheed added that the infighting among the four unions will spell doom for the system because of students will suffer.

Reacting to the submission, Sonny Echono, permanent secretary, Federal ministry of education said that payments were made by the accountant general to the universities.

According to him, it is just that more of the staff that benefited belong to ASUU.N23 billion was released the federal government was addressing it to ASUU strike.

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