#ASUUstrike: Details of FG’s meeting with lecturers emerge

The Federal Government has insisted it supports the renegotiation of the welfare package for university workers in line with current realities. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this during a meeting with members of the 2009 FG and university-based unions renegotiation committee on Monday. Ngige admitted the government was not pleased with the approach being used by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to pursue its demands. ASUU embarked on a one-month warning strike on February 14 and extended it by another two months, over the…

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FG, ASUU meet to resume negotiation

ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige The Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is set to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today, Monday, April 11, 2022, The PUNCH reports. The meeting which is scheduled to commence by 5 p.m will have in attendance representatives of the Federal Government and ASUU. The Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Patience Onuobia, in a notice of meeting sent to journalists on Monday,…

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#ASUUStrike : FG’s Meeting With ASUU Ends Inconclusive, Negotiation Rescheduled

The reconciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities has ended inconclusively. Amid a warning strike declared by the lecturers, both parties failed to reach an agreement at the meeting held on Tuesday in Abuja. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who convened the meeting, led the government delegation while ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, attended alongside other leaders of the union. “ASUU – FG To Negotiate On A Later Date, Meeting Inconclusive,” the union said in a tweet on Tuesday night. Another…

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To Avert Strike, FG Pays ASUU N52.5bn Revitalisation Fund, Earned Allowance

The federal government has stated that it has paid lecturers N30 billion Revitalisation Fund and N22.5 billion Earned Academic Allowance, stressing that it has made lot of progress in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding reached with the university workers. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who spoke to THISDAY at the weekend on the update of government’s engagement with ASUU, said that he had received confirmation from the Federal Ministry of Finance that funds had been released to the universities for the revitalisation of infrastructure…

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