ASUU: FG reveals next action if Nigerian lecturers fail to resume

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The federal government will consider “options” to stop the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from continuing its industrial action. Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, spoke on a Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

“There are so many options left. We have the labour laws and I have options left to me in the labour laws. I have other channels,” he said. Ngige complained that the union was not considering the challenges their demands would create. The minister said even if countries go to war, they eventually meet at the negotiation table.

“I’m inviting them (ASUU) next week, we are doing side meetings on our part. I’m collating responses from the Accountant General of the Federation’s Office and everybody who has something to do with this matter.” On the return of students to classes, Ngige said he was hopeful that it would not take long.

Ngige confirmed that government had agreed to try out University Transparency Academic Solution (UTAS), the payment platform ASUU proposed when it turned down the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

The former Anambra State Governor said National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) had completed the first phase of UTAS assessment.

13 Comments

  1. This minister of labor and productivity is not an administrator, you have been sitting down for dialogue more than six months yet you have not been able to find lasting the strike shame on him..

  2. Which option are you considering? Since when we have been practicing democracy none of the politicians protest for not paying their salaries or allowances then why is it that when it’s time to pay for those people that are doing the working thisr will always be a problems.

  3. I hope both parties will reach to the final conclusion when they meet. It’s a total disaster for those students miss an academic calendar which is a whole year.

  4. Federal government should do something about this issue, why are they handling the issue of education like this? Is it because they don’t have children in our federal schools that why they are behaving like that?

  5. God help the country
    You people spend huge amount of money on fraudulence things and come here n tell us they don’t know the impact their demands will cause is obvious u ppl don’t know the value of education.

  6. This strike has lasted for so long and I think the best option for government is to give the lecturers their demands

  7. Next action should be all the politicians should turn to lectures. A country where illterate rules the literate . Education is always their least concerned

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