The Federal Government and the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-teaching staff of Nigerian Universities have reached an agreement over the ongoing strike by the workers.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said this at a conciliatory meeting with the leadership of the JAC of the unions and other officials of the Ministry of Education.
It would be recalled that the non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities comprising of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, embarked on strike on Monday.
Some of their demands include the payment of earned allowances, a review of the governance system in universities and improved funding in line with UNESCO recommendations.
Ngige today however said agreements have been reached on all the issues raised by the workers. He said the government has already approved and released some twenty-three billion naira for earned allowances in the universities