ASUU agreed to end the strike today – Ngige

ASUU faces Ngige over N110bn revitalization fund

The Federal Authorities claims to have delivered presents made to the Educational Union of Universities.

The motion was a response to the grievance by the president of the Union of Educational Workers of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, that the federal government had not complied with the presents made to the union.

Ogunyemi blamed the FG for the union’s failure to cancel the strike, noting that academics wouldn’t return to lessons till their arrears had been paid.

Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, nevertheless, revealed that ASUU agreed to its final assembly with authorities workers on November 27 to cancel its nine-month strike earlier than December 9.

“The reality of the matter is {that a} ‘gents’s settlement’ was reached on the final assembly at which ASUU agreed to cancel the strike earlier than December 9, 2020, and the minister, for his half, agreed that when the strike was over canceled, he would get a presidential resignation in order that ASUU would obtain the remainder of his wages on or earlier than December 9, ”stated Ngige.

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This was contained in a press release from the Ngige media workplace on Tuesday, entitled, ‘We stored our guarantees to ASUU-FG.’

Ngige stated it was false and disconcerting for ASUU to erroneously inform the general public that the federal government agreed to pay all retained wages earlier than resuming work, emphasizing that the deadlines linked to the varied presents made to the union have been met.

The minister said, “The tutorial grants gained from the N40b had been additionally processed, in addition to the revitalization funds from the N30bn, bringing them to N70bn. Likewise, college go to panels have been authorized by the President, however the panel won’t be able to meet its duties till the closed universities are reopened.

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“The competition can also be being closed on the Federation’s Lawyer Basic’s Workplace whereas the Ministry of Schooling is making ready to inaugurate the varied visitation panels.”

He revealed that “they had been paid for February and March, after which it was prolonged to April, Might and June, months through which they had been on strike in solidarity, reaching 5 months”.

The assertion added: “Asking the federal government to pay these 4 months earlier than going again to work signifies that ASUU is inserting itself above the regulation of the land and no authorities will encourage it, as it’s a recipe for chaos within the office. “

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In the meantime, the president, Main-Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retired), stated the ASUU’s eight-month strike was a sign that college professors haven’t taken under consideration the better challenges dealing with the nation.

“The federal government has granted one thing. The issue is that they refused to have a look at the issue throughout the nation. The Minister of Labor is working arduous for this. It is wonderful how ASUU will probably be out of sophistication for therefore lengthy. It’s vital that our elite perceive the challenges that the nation faces ”, added the president.

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