Varsities may reopen soon, with the Federal Government making concessions to the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUUThe Federal Government has succeeded in addressing the demands of the lecturers and other unions.
“One of the conditions met by the Federal Government was the release of N15.89billion to universities on New Year’s Eve( Monday) for the payment of shortfall in salaries of universities,”
“The cash is expected to hit the account of all the institutions on or before the close of work today (Wednesday),” he added, pleading not to be named.
“The government has also set aside N20billion as revitalisation funds for varsities. The National Universities Commission( NUC) has been directed to work out the modalities for allocating the funds to all institutions.