By Muyiwa Adekojede
The Government has reached an agreement to disburse N30 billion earned academic allowance to the lecturers.
According to the agreement reached, this payment will be made in parts between May 2021 and February 2022.
The federal government also vowed to spend N20 billion to revitalize the education sector as part of the agreements reached to draw a line to the seven-month strike declared almost at the beginning of the year 2020 by ASUU.
Before the closed-door meeting which was held on Thursday, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, noted thatstudents were largely recruited into the #EndSARS protests and this is due to the closure of universities by the strike.
Ngige communicated that the federal government is doing everything possible to end the strike.
Ngige said, “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.”
Later, Prof. Ogunyemi explained that there is a need for everyone to see every issue affecting the university system as a national emergency in Nigeria.