The Union of Educational Personnel of Universities, Lagos space, approached the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in regards to the declare that the Federal Authorities can not pay the conservative N110 billion for the revitalization of universities.
The union in an announcement issued on Sunday by the Lagos Zonal Coordinator, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, urged dad and mom, college students and most people to not be persuaded by Ngige’s assertion.
ASUU, which had been on strike for seven months, blamed the federal authorities for paying rescue funds to the non-public sector and didn’t pay the college revitalization fund.
The union’s zone coordinator reacting to Ngige’s current touch upon a reside TV present.
Sowande mentioned: “The assertion is tied to the hidden undeniable fact that MoL & E and its workforce haven’t any intention of ending the continuing strike this yr.
“The Nigerian public should be shocked that the federal government workforce, after a sequence of conferences with our Union, is barely amassing related knowledge wanted to interact our Union.
“Consequently, the federal government has intentionally wasted our union’s time and sources on conferences and commitments for which it was not ready.
“So it’s not stunning that the federal government workforce led by Dr. Chris Ngige has not been capable of return to the negotiating desk because the final engagement with our Union on November 4, 2020.”
On the declare that the federal authorities can not pay the revatilization fund, the union regretted that “solely just lately has the federal government authorised a N5 billion rescue fund for aviation operators to enhance the tough actuality of COVID-19 in what you are promoting operations. “
It additionally raised issues that, through the years, the Nigerian authorities has spent greater than N1.5 trillion to rescue energy technology and distribution firms to maintain their companies working, regardless of the privatization of the power sector.
“If the federal government may rescue non-public firms for ‘Good for enterprise’, then Nigerian public universities deserved to be rescued for ‘Public good’,” he added.