There are indications that the Federal Government may reverse its decision not to pay the striking university lecturers, who have been at home for the past seven months.
This follows a meeting held behind closed-doors and attended by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Pro-Chancellors, Chairmen of Councils as well as Vice Chancellors of universities.
Giving details on the outcome of the meeting, the Director Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said a 14-member committee, was constituted to review its decision not to pay the striking lecturers for the period they have been at home and other contending issues.
Goong, however, said the issue of University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, as the payment platform for university lecturers, was not discussed at the meeting, adding that it was also not part of the issues the 14-member committee would tackle.
Goong, who did not reveal the duration of time given the committee to accomplish its task, said the report of the committee would be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari in no distant time for consideration.