THE Federal Government has agreed to pay an additional N15 billion as revitalisation fund of public universities, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, said on Friday.
Friday’s development is part of efforts to reach the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU.
The amount brings to N35 billion in total committed as revitalisation funds by the government following the payment of N20 billion earlier, according to Ngige, who spoke with journalists at the end of a meeting with members of ASUU led by its President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi.
Ngige, described Friday’s meeting as ‘’successful,’’ said that the government has decided to shift grounds on the lingering issues.
He further said that the Federal Government and ASSU had reached an agreement on how to pay the over 7 months withheld salaries of the lecturers.