IPPIS: FG To Invoke Labour Laws On Striking ASUU Members
IPPIS: FG To Invoke Labour Laws On Striking ASUU Members

The Federal Government says the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU lacks the authority to dictate to government how to receive its members’ salary.

The Presidency also added that the union’s members, being employees of government, must abide by labour laws on how to be paid.

The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said the Federal Government would invoke various labour laws local and international on the striking university teachers to make them reason with the government. He called on the lecturers to resume negotiation on some of the issues it raised with the government.

Ngige also explained that the taxes being deducted by Bursars and Vice Chancellors of Universities were not reflective of PAYE (Pay as You Earn), adding that the Federal Government had to offset the shortfall of over 800 billion naira to state governments through Joint Tax Board, JTB as a result.

However, ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi, termed the Minister’s statements as “pure mischief”, saying the union is embarrassed that such allegation could be credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment.

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