Nigerian government discloses next action if ASUU fail to resume

To stop the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from continuing its industrial action, the federal government will consider “options”.

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, spoke on a Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

“There are so many options left. We have the labour laws and I have options left to me in the labour laws. I have other channels,” he said.

Ngige complained that the union was not considering the challenges their demands would create.

He said even if countries go to war, they eventually meet at the negotiation table.

“I’m inviting them (ASUU) next week, we are doing side meetings on our part. I’m collating responses from the Accountant General of the Federation’s Office and everybody who has something to do with this matter.”

On the issue of students returning to classes, Ngige said he was hopeful that it would not take long.

 ALSO READ: INEC declares Imo, Bayelsa, Lagos other bye-elections to hold Dec 5

Ngige expressed optimism that talks will be concluded next week.

The Minister further confirmed that government had agreed to try out University Transparency Academic Solution (UTAS), the payment platform ASUU proposed when it turned down the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

The former Anambra State Governor said National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) had completed the first phase of UTAS assessment.

Related Articles

Popular Articles