Public universities may resume next week, as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a resolution reached Monday night between the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, the government announced that Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have confirmed payment of N15.389.940,335.71 billion to accommodate payment of shortfall in all institutions that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA varied. According to Chris Ngige (Minister of Labour and Employment), ASUU is expected to return back to Government between Wednesday, 9th or Thursday, 10th January 2019 to sign relevant agreements reached by the parties. While speaking Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President who confirmed the agreement however noted that some of the proposals from government require further consultation with ASUU members. “We have had an extensive session looking at all issues. There are issues that require further consultation at the level of our union before we can take a stand,” he said.