The Federal Government has agreed to release N30 billion earned educational allowance to the college lecturers.
The cash might be paid in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.
According to the PUNCH the FG additionally promised to spend N20 billion on the revitalisation of the schooling sector as a part of concessions meant to finish the seven-month strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
These have been a part of the agreements reached through the ongoing assembly between the FG and ASUU management on Thursday.
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Speaking earlier earlier than going right into a closed-door session, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated college students have been being recruited into the #EndSARS protests following the closure of universities occasioned by the ASUU strike.
He expressed the hope that ASUU would name off the strike quickly, noting that the federal government has been discovering ways to finish the seven-month strike.
The authorities crew was led by Ngige, his minister of state, Festus Keyamo (SAN), and others, whereas the ASUU delegation was led by its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi.
Ngige stated, “For the past one week, we have all been on our toes, we have been meeting and we pray that this meeting will yield some good fruits.
“We don’t take very great pleasure in the fact that the children who are supposed to be in school are being recruited into the #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT and all kinds of situations.
“As much as possible, we will try to see how we can meet ourselves halfway so that we can resolve this crisis to the benefits of all and the country at large.”
Ogunyemi stated there was a necessity for everybody to have a look at the problems affecting the college system as a nationwide emergency within the nation.
He counseled the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Ngige, and Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, amongst others, for facilitating the dialogue.
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