ASUU Strike: Ngige says FG is prepared for renegotiation with ASUU

Written by on April 12, 2022

The Federal Government announced that it is prepared to renegotiate terms with the Academic Staff Union of Universities to get young Nigerian students back to school.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige said this when he received members of the government side of the 2009 Federal Government/University-based unions agreement re-negotiation committee led by its Chairman, Prof. Nimi Briggs, on Monday in Abuja.

This comes as ASUU had announced last month that it has extended its strike by 2 months.

Disclosing details of the recent strike, the Minister stated that the FG has been pushing to see that everything contained in the 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the government and the union was done, including the implementation of the renegotiated positions.

He recalled that the renegotiation commenced in 2017 when the Federal Government inaugurated a committee headed by Wale Babalakin SAN who was later replaced by Prof. Munzali Jibril, but COVID-19 struck in 2020.

According to him, if you go to the labour act there is something called picketing. You can picket, strike is an ultimate thing.

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