The Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngigj has said that students are being recruited into #ENDSARS demonstration, hence the need to settle ASUU so they can return to class
In a chat with journalist before the meeting with ASUU representative led by Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, he 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”
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Federal Government have agreed to part with N30 billion for university lecturers to return to class. The money is meant for the earned academic allowance owed to the striking lecturers.
According to the government, the money would be paid in tranches between nine months from May 2021 to February 2020. This concession was reached I. A meeting held on Thursday, 15 October 2020, in Abuja between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)and the Ministry if Education.
Report also alleged that as part of the agreement to get ASUU to succumb, the FG and end the seven months old industrial action, the government would also release N20 billion to revitalise the educational sector