N15.89Billion RELEASED TO ASUU BY FG

N15.89Billion released to ASUU by  FG to end strike, ASUU strike update Wednesday 2nd; JAN 2019 FG provides funds to meet ASUU demands.

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The protacted strike by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities(ASUU) may; soon; to be called off on wednesday.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr.Chris Ngige, who gave the hint in Onitsha,Anambra State said; that funds had been provided; to meet most; of the demands of the union.

He said; the Federal Government would make necessary efforts to ensure that the strike comes to an end this January.

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The Federal Government; had released N15.89billion to universities on New Year’s Eve(Monday) for the payment of shortfall in salaries of universities”,

The cash; is expected to hit the account; of all the institutions on or before; the close of work today (Wednesday)”,He added;,pleading not; to be named.

“The government has; also set aside N20billion as revitalisation funds for varsities.

The National Universities Commission; (NUC), has been directed; to work out the modalities for allocating the funds to all institutions.

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