The strike embarked upon by Nigerian university lecturers may be called off soon. This is due to the progress made at the about 7 hours meeting at Abuja on Friday the 20th of November, 2020. Government have now agreed that pending the integrity and other test to be carried out on UTAS it will pay ASUU members even as they have not enrolled on IPPIS.
The FG also agreed to release additional money to cover the earned academic allowance and revitalization. Revitalization involves but is not limited to repairs in universities, new buildings, new equipment, modern laboratories. Revitalization funds are not for ASUU members but for the betterment of universities structures and amenities.
ASUU is asking further for a review of the salary of its members. Lecturers say the last time their salary was reviewed was 2009. ASUU is also requesting government to create universities it can adequately fund. The salaries of majority of lecturers have not been paid some since February while others since July.
Students and parents are praying, wishing and anxious that the strike ends so they can get back to classes for lectures as others elsewhere in the world are doing.
With this development, the decision of ASUU on whether the strike persists or not will be known soon.