The Federal Government has agreed to pay ASUU and ASUP N34 billion in minimum wage arrears.
According to the Federal Government, it will spend almost N34 billion in arrears of Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the education sector, which will take effect in 2019.
Members of the striking ASUU and their equivalents in polytechnics and colleges of education, according to Ngige, benefited from the Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments.
Universities will receive N23.5 billion, polytechnics N6 billion, and colleges of education N4 billion, totaling N33.5 billion, according to Ngige.
While providing an update on the current strike, the minister stated that during the most recent tripartite meeting of the government and university-based unions, committees were formed.
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