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ASUU hasn’t told me about planned strike – Ngige


The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige has said that he has not been officially informed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) wants to embark on strike.

He however assured that the Federal Government would not allow the union embark on the strike as threatened.

Ngige said this on Tuesday during an interview on Politics Today, a program by Channels TV.

“The strike will not happen. For one, I know that the fund to pay with is there and the Ministry of Education has assured me that by Wednesday they would emanate letters to make sure that the disbursement reaches the accounts of the various universities.

“We are not paying the unions directly, it will get to the universities’ accounts.

“I will have a meeting with the Minister of State for Education who is the one in charge of the affairs now because the main minister (Adamu Adamu) is overseas on health grounds. Continue Reading


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