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FG agrees to disburse N30 billion to University lecturers as it urges ASUU to call off strike

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Nigerian Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige who presided over the meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU representatives has agreed to pay N30 billion in severance payment to university lecturers.

The government will pay in installments between May 2021 and February 2022.

The government has also pledged N20 billion to improve the education sector, a step towards reaching an agreement to end the current seven-month strike by the University Teachers Union.

Nigerian Labour and Employment, Minister Chris Ngige has expressed hope that ASUU will call off its strike soon, saying the government is working to find a way to end the strike.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has pleaded representatives of ASUU to call off their 7 months industrial strike.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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