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Following the Federal Government’s face-off with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal Government, has released N100 billion to be shared by 59 universities in the country.

Also, another N30 billion has been released by the Federal Government for 36 federal institutions in the country as contained in the letter written to institutions by the committee appointed by the Federal Government, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, to mediate on the face-off with ASUU.

Addressing members of the union at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, on Thursday, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Boniface Egboka, said that outof the N100 billion released forinfrastructural development, UNIZIK got N3.050 billion.

He further said that out of the N30 billion also released by theFederal Government to take care of earned allowances which had been the bone of contention in the Federal Government and ASUU face-off, UNIZIK, got N1.184 billion.

The Vice Chancellor, recalled that Nnamdi Azikiwe University since its establishment in 1991, had notreceived the mandatory take-off grant of N500 million, adding that the university had only been working with its internally generated revenue (IGR) which had helped it in the 60 per cent development of the institution.

He further appreciated the tenacity of ASUU and other unions, adding that the strike was what made it possible for the assistance and praised theefforts of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for making sure that the face-off between the FG and ASUU, was amicable resolved.

Professor Egboka, however, called on the staff, students and union leaders in the institution to close rank so that such goodies from the Federal Government would not elude them.

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