Strike: FG makes turn in agreement with Union


The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said the Federal Government placed embargo on employment because the economy was not in good shape, so no payment can be made to the Union for now.

Campus Verve recalls that Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said at the last negotiation with the union that the Federal Government will release N30 billion as revitalisation fund to universities last week.

The government explained the money, which was paid in January, is still with the Central Bank of Nigeria pending conclusion of the audit report of the Implementation Committee on the use of previous funds disbursement to universities by the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission, will hit the accounts of universities soon.

As at now, the funds have not been paid to the Union which may suggest either a warning strike or another negotiation with the Federal government. The Academic Staff Union of Universities will meet to decide the next line of action by the union.

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