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Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige

FG To Meet ASUU On Monday Over Looming Industrial Action

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Minister of of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige

Federal Government of Nigeria will on Monday (today) meet with leaders of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The meeting is to iron out issues relating to the allegations raised by the lecturers regarding the non-implementation of their agreement with the government last December.

Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Charles Akpan, made the disclosure in Abuja on Sunday.

Akpan said that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, will be hosting the leadership of the ASUU to a meeting at the ministry’s conference room, the Federal Secretariat in Abuja.

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He said, “The Minister for Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige will be hosting a meeting with ASUU. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 2, 2021 at Minister’s Conference Room.’’

A key agenda for the meeting is the implementation of the agreement entered into with ASUU by the federal government.

The new date for the meeting was fixed after an earlier one which was scheduled to hold on Friday, July 30, to enable members of the government team to be prepared.

The ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodake, said that the leadership of the union have met with Ngige, who had promised to reach out to them and call for a meeting.

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Osodake said that the union had not issued any strike threat but that what it did was to put the federal government on notice for it to ensure the implementation of the agreement signed with the union before the National Executive Committee meeting of the union this month.

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