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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

ASUU strike will end soon –FG

The Federal Government has given assurances that the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would soon be called off. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this at the resumed conciliation meeting with the union yesterday in Abuja.

 

He said government was surprised ASUU negated the understanding and assurances it gave through the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council(NIREC) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and the  Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria , Rev. Supo Ayokunle and embarked on strike.

According to the Minister who was in Botswana for the meeting of the African Regional Labour Administrative Centre (ARLAC) when ASUU declared action, he noted that he thought the university teachers and their employer, the Ministry of Education would have resolved the areas of disputes within days.

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e said: “I sincerely thought ASUU and the Ministry of Education would have resolved the issues, which hopefully are not major areas of dispute, warranting industrial action.

“To my surprise, I came back, and the strike is still on. Be that as it may, it is the mandate of my Ministry to apprehend industrial disputes wherever they occur and we have apprehended this.


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