Following agitations from the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, that their demands has not been met by the Federal Government, it has been reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has , insisted that the Federal Government had released funds for payment of earned allowances and revitalisation to universities.
The President, who was represented by a Director in the National Universities Commission, John Ahmadu, reportedly disclosed this at the 5th and 6th combined convocation ceremonies of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti where 2,599 students graduated across all the departments.
Buhari reportedly said that his administration had handled funding issues in universities “through multiple sources, including education budgets across various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, but most importantly through the Federal Ministry of Education as well as the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. As a government, we will not relent on this commitment.”
He disclosed that “As an evidence of our commitment to the welfare of university staff, the Federal Government recently released funds for the payment of Earned Allowances as well as the revitilisation of universities. We will continue to do more within available resources considering other competing national needs.”