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FG Replies ASUU Over Threat To Embark On Strike Again

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FG Replies ASUU Over Threat To Embark On Strike Again

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has reacted to the threat issued by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to embark on another strike should the government fail to fulfill its promises adding that the agreement between the Federal Government and the ASUU was a win-win situation for both parties.

Recall that the Union suspended its 9-month-old strike on Wednesday.

However, Ngige on Thursday in an interview on Politics Today, Channels TV said that he would ensure the government fulfils its part of the agreement.

On threats that the union would return to strike without informing the government, Ngige said ASUU is aware of labour laws.

The minister noted that the N40bn Earned Allowance that ASUU demanded would also be paid before December 31 2020.

Ngige also said that the government has up till January 31, 2021, to pay the Revitalisation (Fund).

He noted that a window has been put in the agreement such that by February 2021, the government and ASUU would meet again to review the situation.

“We have also opened the window that by end of February, we will sit down and review the situation, eight weeks or nine weeks from now, so nobody will keep anybody in suspense.

The minister who has been in charge of negotiation with ASUU said he would not give ASUU the opportunity to go on strike again and ensure the government does its bit.

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