Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has approved N428.4 million for payment outstanding Earned Academic Allowance to members of staff of the state-owned University of Science and Technology, Aliero.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Hajiya Halima Dikko, in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, in a statement, said Governor Bagudu approved the payment of the EAA to the academic and non-academic staff of the university.
The permanent secretary also appealed to the academic staff to appreciate the gesture by calling off the ongoing strike.
“The ongoing negotiations for the remaining outstanding demands will continue,” she said.
NAN reports that the university staff, on December 17, 2019, embarked on an indefinite strike.
They are demanding the full implementation of the 2018 Memorandum of Action signed between the state government, University Management, and the staff.
NAN reports that the MoA covers staff welfare, implementation and payment of promotion arrears, annual increments and arrears of Earned Academic Allowance and staff contributory pension.