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Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has said the Federal Government is considering an upward review of the salary of tertiary institutions’ lecturers to 23.5 per cent. The minister said salaries of professors would also be reviewed by 35 per cent.

Adamu disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of the government’s position paper at a meeting between the Federal Government, Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian public universities.

Adamu said that President Muhammadu Buhari had warned against signing agreements which the government would not be able to meet.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Nigeria have been on strike for more than Six months.