Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, Thursday, assured that the federal government would henceforth endeavour to fulfill every agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of the Universities, ASUU.
While appreciating the union for its understanding of the federal government’s position to call off the strike, Rufa’i reiterated government readiness to fulfill every agreement entered into with the academic body.
According to her, “government is not in any way contemplating of backing back with terms discussed with ASUU and other unions of the tertiary institutions. … and that anything discussed and agreed we are certain that we will do that.
The minister however, thanked President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his support throughout the negotiating period during which government came to terms to the demands of ASUU thus putting an end to the lingering impasse.
She also commended the efforts of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and that of the National Assembly in resolving the misunderstanding.
On how government intends to raise the N100bn promised to universities Prof Rufa’i disclosed that there were some other accruable interventions from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Nigerna Nationa Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and ICT intervention from the ministry of Communication and its parastatals.
Source: Vanguard Newspapers