The nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may be suspended sequence the union’s meeting with the federal government of Nigeria.

According to the meeting held on Friday, the federal government concur to add to its offer to the union to N70 billion.

The Federal government’s team was chaired by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige while ASUU’s delegation was chaired by its National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.

Federal government vowed to pay university lecturers N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the success of the university system.

The federal government also pen down to resolve the arrears of salaries of the lecturers on or before December 4, 2020.

While addressing the journalist on the result of the meeting, by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said the negotiation as a urge success.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige revealed that the government made a proposal to ASUU which it would take back to its members.

He said: “Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalization of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting.”

ASUU has been on industrial action for about eight months on government’s failure to meet its demands.

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