The federal government said it has approved an additional N25 billion as Earned Academic Allowances for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The government said the cash was aside the N20 billion that was released in 2018 to public universities.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this at his valedictory press conference in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Adamu said all public universities in the country benefitted from the N20 billion released last year. ASUU embarked on strike last November over poor funding of public varsities.
One of the reasons for ending the three month old strike in February was an agreement between the government and the union.