Government to pay lecturers

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said yesterday that the Federal Government has begun the payment of salary arrears of the striking university teachers.

The lecturers, under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) insisted that the Federal Government must remit N200 billion into the universities’ revitalisation fund before the ongoing strike can be suspended.

Meanwhile, Prof. Assisi Asobie and President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abuba Wabba, explained that the payment of their salary arrears without getting a commitment to the payment of the N200 billion for the rehabilitation of the universities would portray the union as being only concerned with the welfare of its members and not the general improvement of the teaching conditions in the institutions.

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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