Agreement: Federal Government Declares ASUU Strike Illegal
Agreement: Federal Government Declares ASUU Strike Illegal

The Federal Government says the two weeks warning strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU is illegal.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige announced this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC. He said workers cannot dictate to employers.

He added that contrary to the International Labour Organization, ILO Convention, ASUU failed to give the needed notice to the government before embarking on strike.

Ngige explained that the bone of contention is the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS which the Federal Government introduced in 2018 to check corruption as well as fish out ghost workers in the system.

The Minister added that ASUU agreed with the government that leakages and corruption should be tackled but the peculiarities of their profession prevents them from embracing IPPIS. He said it would amount to corruption for the University lecturers not to teach the students but expect to be paid within the period they were on strike, adding that the government would invoke “no work, no pay” policy