We'll prevent ASUU from going on strike - FG



The Federal Government has announced that it will begin paying outstanding payments to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities today.

Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, said the government would not allow ASUU to go on strike on Monday, despite the fact that he had not been officially placed on notice by the union.

Ngige stated this on Tuesday while speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television current affairs program that our correspondent in Abuja was watching.

"The strike will not take place," he claims. For starters, I know that the funds to pay with are there, and the Ministry of Education has told me that letters would be sent out by Wednesday to ensure that the funds are disbursed to the various universities' accounts. We are not paying the unions directly; instead, the money will be deposited into the accounts of the universities.

"I'll meet with the Minister of State for Education, who is in charge of the business at the moment because the main minister (Adamu Adamu) is away on medical leave." I'll discuss the problem with him, and we'll make sure the payments are made."

Remember that ASUU has given the Federal Government a three-week deadline to implement the deal agreed with it after the government failed to do so.

This comes after Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, said in a conversation with journalists that the union had failed to submit a breakdown of the workers entitled to the N22.1 billion in earned allowances.

At a news conference on Monday, ASUU President Prof Emmanuel Osodeke criticized the Federal Government for failing to honor the deal the union reached with the government, which forced the organization to call off its strike in December 2020.






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