Politics ASUU Strike: Jonathan Approves N400bn Lifeline –SSANU

The end to the present strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be in sight as President Goodluck Jonathan has approved N400 billion for the infrastructural development of Nigerian universities.

The document to this effect will be presented to leaders of Nigerian university unions today at a meeting with the presidential committee on the NEEDS assessment in the universities.

This was made known by the president of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Samson Ugwoke while addressing his union members at Abuja this weekend.

“N100 billion has already been raised by Suswam committee out of which 61 universities have been penciled down, as contained in the NEEDS assessment committee. The N100 billion is expected to address needs of the universities in the areas which include re-furbishing and renovation of lecture theatres and lecture halls, re-furbishing and renovation of laboratories/libraries and the renovation of hostels.”

“The second category is building of new hostels of international standard, self-contained rooms, the latest model in the world. That is the standard to be built in every university, and also the state-of-the-art laboratories as well as classrooms, lecture theatres and the halls.”

He also said the money had been shared and out of N100 billion, N96 billion had been sent to universities.


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