Universities’ Strike: Nigerian Government Meets Lecturers’ Union, ASUU After 52 Days

Universities’ Strike: Nigerian Government Meets Lecturers’ Union, Asuu After 52 Days

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, will on Monday have a meeting with the Nigerian Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, over the ongoing industrial action.

According to Punch, the meeting which is scheduled to commence by 5pm today will have in attendance representatives of the Federal Government and ASUU.

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A notice sent by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Patience Onuobia, noted that Ngige would chair the meeting himself.

“The Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will be meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today by 5pm,” the notice read.

Meanwhile, the ongoing industrial action by ASUU entered its 56th day today (Monday).

The union is currently on strike over the failure by the Federal Government to honour the various agreements reached with them.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

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Following the expiration of the initial four weeks of the warning strike, the union had gone ahead to declare another eight weeks saying that it was giving the government more time to attend to its needs.

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