FG Returns To The Dialogue Table With ASUU On Tuesday Following Warning Strike

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it would return to the dialogue table with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) following the one-month warning strike embarked upon by its members.

The announcement was contained in a statement circulated in Abuja on Monday, February 21, by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Charles Akpan.

Mr. Akpan said the Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige will be meeting with the executives of the union and other relevant government agencies.

”The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, by 1:00 pm at the minister’s conference room,” he said.

The striking lecturers had embarked on a four-week roll-over total and comprehensive strike on February 14, to press home their demands.

The lecturers’ agitations include funding for the revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution and promotion arrears.

Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement, and the inconsistencies in Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) .

The lecturers also alleged that none of its demands had been fully met by the Federal Government.