Nigerian government says it will make ASUU never to go on strike again
Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has said that he will do everything to make sure the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) does not embark on another strike.
The Minister stated this on Wednesday, while speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
Ngige made it clear that his three children were affected by the nine-month industrial action embarked by ASUU.
“I will not give ASUU the opportunity to go on strike. Because I have three biological children that suffered from this imbroglio that we found ourselves in and about 15 people on my scholarship in Nigerian Universities.
“My three biological children are here in Nigerian Universities. They even went to secondary school here. Two of them are American citizens and I had the option of leaving them to go study in America and enjoy the free education or whatever, but I didn’t.
“So, I am a committed parent. I am involved, even more than some ASUU members because some of them have their children in private schools,” Ngige said.
The Minister’s remarks came hours after ASUU “conditionally” called off its strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started in March.