The Federal Government has reacted to the extension of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
DAILY POST had reported that ASUU on Monday extended the strike by eight weeks, saying it took the decision because the Federal Government failed to address the issues it raised in a 2020 FGN/ASUU agreement.
But contrary to ASUU claims, the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba claimed the government met all the demands of the union.
In an interview with newsmen at the end of the commemoration of the 2022 Commonwealth Celebration in Abuja, Nwajiuba said all earned allowances, as well as the revitalisation funds demanded, had been released.
“ASUU announced and we met and everything that they have demanded, we have done all of them including the earned allowances and the revitalisation fund; they choose to extend it for two months maybe,” he said.