Industrial Action: Labour Minister Urges Asuu To Educate Members Money Released By Government

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has advised the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to educate its members on the quantum of money the federal government had already paid to the Union.

Ngige, made the call when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja, in reaction to the threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to resume strike over non-implementation of the 2020 Memorandum of Action, MoA reached with the union.

He however insisted that ASUU had no moral justification to embark on another strike because the government had already made some huge payments to address some of their demands.

According to the Minister, the 2009 agreement, which is the other dispute that the union has, is still at the level of Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA. He however added that the committee had advisors from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor and Employment, Minister of Budget and then Head of Service of the Federation and Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, because part of the renegotiation was the renegotiation of the conditions of service