The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), has reacted to the industrial strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Due to this above, they have set to meet this week with the striking Unions.
According to Federal Government on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022 , gave the assurance that its disputes with the university based unions will soon be resolved and academic activities resume in earnest.
The Federal Government has also denied the allegation that it was planning to create a different payment table for the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
This is as the government has summoned all the important agencies including the National Information Development Agency, NITDA to brief it on the success so far recording in resolving the contentious issues that led to the ongoing strike by the four university based unions.
It can be recalled that the public universities were shutdown on the 14th of February, 2022 by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) and the other three university based unions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions, (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), joined in the strike over the inability of the Federal government to address their concerns.
Due to this effect above, The Minister of Labour and Employment ,Sen. Chris Ngige has said that the meeting on Thursday, 23rd June, 2022 is expected to look at the progress report by the relevant bodies handling the crisis including NITDA on how far it has gone with the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability System, UTAS which was proposed as an alternative platform by ASUU and the University Perculiar Personnel and Payroll System, U3PS, proposed by SSANU and NASU.
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