FG Takes Step Over ASUU Warning Strike

The Federal Government has invited the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for a meeting scheduled to hold on Thursday in order to resolve the dispute between both parties.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who confirmed this to newsmen said the government has invited the union leaders for talks on Thursday afternoon by 2p.m.

Chris Ngige

However, While giving an update on the union’s action, ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi stated that based on the resolution reached at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Monday, the union would send a letter of notice of its commencement of warning strike to the Federal Ministry of Education

In line with the rules of engagement for labour dispute resolution, the Ministry of Labour and Employment would be expecting the ASUU’s notice of strike for it to wade into the matter.

The union had on Monday asked its members in federal universities across the country to immediately commence a warning strike in response to the government’s decision to stop the February salaries of lecturers who have not registered on the salary payment platform.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, had held a meeting with Ngige, in response to ASUU’s declaration of warning strike on Monday.

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