FG Has Tried All His Best To End ASUU Strike – Buhari’s Minister


The federal government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige insisted that the government has done all his best for the Academic staff union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend to it’s industrial action.

Ngige disclosed that ASUU leadership is not sincere about its readiness in calling of the ongoing strike despite all the new offers the federal government made including the increment of the earned allowances and revatilization funds and excluding the union temporarily from IPPIS pending the outcome of their proposed UTAS.

Ngige in a statement he made available to Newsmen said ASUU leadership and not federal government should be held responsible for the delay in negotiations and the lingering strike.

The Minister said the union is frustrating federal government plan to approve all it’s withheld salaries by not suspending the strike. Campus Verve recalls that Ngige had announced to public that the union agreed to call off the strike on or before December 9 at one of their meetings after which the President of the union, Abiodun Ogunyemi released a statement debunking the claim.

Ngige in it’s latest address to Journalists concerning the the ongoing strike said the federal government expects ASUU lecturers to return back to classrooms while they make preparation for all their outstanding payments.

He also said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the visitation panels to all public vasities and they will kick off once the universities are reopen.

On thursday, the federal government and ASUU leadership refused to address the Journalists on the outcome of their closed-door meeting which lasted for at least five hours.

After the meeting, both parties failed to release any statement or give updates about the negotiations and the agreement reached.

The meeting is the 8th time the federal government and ASUU leadership would meet since returning to negotiation table  in an effort to suspend the industrial action.

 


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