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UPDATE:We’ll ensure That ASUU doesn’t embark on strike – FG


The Federal Government has said it will start the most common way of paying individuals from the Academic Staff Union of Universities their extraordinary finances today.

The Minister of Labor, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, who said he presently couldn’t seem to be authoritatively notified by ASUU, said the public authority would not permit the association to leave on the strike compromised by the college instructors on Monday.

Ngige spread the word about this on Tuesday while showing up on Politics Today, a current undertakings program on Channels Television observed by our reporter from Abuja.

He said, “The strike won’t occur. For one’s purposes, I realize that the asset to pay with is there and the Ministry of Education has guaranteed me that by Wednesday they would exude letters to ensure that the payment arrives at the records of the different colleges. We are not paying the associations straightforwardly, it will get to the colleges’ records.

“I will have a gathering with the Minister of State for Education who is the one accountable for the undertakings now in light of the fact that the primary priest (Adamu) is abroad on wellbeing grounds. I will assess the circumstance with him and we would ensure that the dispensing continues.”

ASUU has given the Federal Government a 21-day final offer over the disappointment of the public authority to carry out the understanding came to with it.

This is as the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, guaranteed in a meeting with The PUNCH that the association had neglected to present a breakdown of the laborers qualified for the N22.1bn acquired recompenses.

Leader of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, at a question and answer session hung on Monday had faulted the Federal Government for neglecting to respect the understanding it endorsed with the association, which settled on it decision off its strike in December 2020.

ASUU set out on a nine-month strike in March 2020, following its conflict with the Federal Government over the subsidizing of colleges and affirmed incapability and errors around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others.

ASUU, nonetheless, fostered the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to supplant the IPPIS and had a few gatherings with the services of Finance, Education, Labor and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation before it was endorsed, however it still can’t seem to be executed.

Moreover, the public authority and ASUU consented to an arrangement pointed toward tending to a portion of the requests of the association, an advancement that prompted the suspension of the strike on December 23, 2020.

After a gathering with the public authority on August 2, 2021, Osodeke said the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency demanded that the UTAS should be re-introduced to the end-clients.

At the gathering, the Minister of Labor, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige, had guaranteed ASUU that the N22.1bn procured stipends caught in the 2021 advantageous financial plan would before long be gotten to by college laborers.

The National Universities Commission had likewise vowed to pay the amount of N30bn as a revitalisation reserve for government colleges.

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