The Federal Government has approved an additional N100 billion for the university sector as part of the understanding in the re-negotiation of the 2009 Agreement.
N50 billion was also approved to be shared by university based unions as Earned Allowances.
There are indications the Federal Government may consider the option of proscribing the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, if it fails to call off the prolonged strike after an offer was made to it.
The four university-based unions that have been agitating for the payment of earned allowances are ASUU, which calls its own Earned Academic Allowances, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the Non-Academic Union of Education and Associated Institutions, NASU, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT.
Recall that ASUU embarked on a month warning strike on February 14, 2022 and has been rolling over the strike up till date, while the other three unions starting with NAAT, downed tools on March.