Call off Strike, Return To Work, While We Attend Your Demands Says, Ngige Chris


Call Off Strike, Return To Work, We Will Attend To Your Demands Says Ngige Chris.

Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige has once more entreated hanging varsity instructors to go back to paintings at the same time as the Federal Government attends to their demands.

The minister additionally instructed the seven-guy committee re-negotiating the Conditions of Service of the college employees to behave speedy in order that the authorities may have a report to paintings with the teachers’ umbrella body, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Call Off Strike, Return To Work, We Will Attend To Your Demands

Fielding questions from newshounds in Abuja at the extension of the strike, Ngige stated in addition enquiries need to be directed to the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission (NUC), which in line with him, are the direct employers of the college instructors.

Ngige accused ASUU of consistently breaching Labour laws, noting that their demands/grievances have been beneathneath the purview of the Education Ministry.

He stated: “As the conciliator of the labour dispute among the Federal Government and the unions, he additionally entreated the authorities to expedite movement at the renegotiation of the situations of carrier of the college employees in order that the authorities may have a running report with ASUU.

“I even have appealed to SSANU (Senior Staff Association of Universities), NASU (Non-Academic Union of Allied and Education Institutions) and NAAT (National Association Of Academic Technologists) to get returned and open the colleges so that after ASUU individuals come returned, they’ll see an area to paintings. That is the state of affairs now. In the Ministry of Labour and Employment, we’re conciliators and arbitrators.”

Urging Nigerians to direct their inquiries at the strike to the Education Ministry and the NUC, the minister stated: “As a ministry. We aren’t the direct employers of ASUU individuals or teachers, whether or not they’re in polytechnics or of Education.


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“We aren’t their direct employer. My ministry has a commercial dispute unit and to even assist them, we’ve got what we name a labor advisory desk.

“In the Ministry of Education, Health, Aviation, Office of the Head of Service, and Petroleum Ministry, all of the risky ministries have a labor desk.

“Those on strike aren’t our employees. Their direct employers are the colleges and the Federal Ministry of Education. Any additional queries about the ASUU strike need to visit the Federal Ministry of Education and if possible, NUC, who are their direct employers.

“We are right here to conciliate them on every occasion both the employers or personnel document to us that there’s a breakdown in negotiations.

“Already there’s a breakdown and we’ve got visible a strike.

“The teachers requested the authorities to enforce the Memorandum of Action signed in December 2020 on investment for the revitalization of public universities.”

Call Off Strike, Return To Work, We Will Attend To Your Demands