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ASUU strike gained’t occur – Ngige reacts to three-week ultimatum given by the union

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ASUU strike won?t happen ? Ngige reacts to three-week ultimatum given by the union

The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has assured that the strike threatened by the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) is not going to occur.

 

ASUU issued a three-week ultimatum Monday, Nov. 15, to the federal authorities to implement the sooner settlement reached with the union.

 

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Emmanuel Osodeke, the ASUU nationwide president, stated: “We’re giving the federal authorities a three-week ultimatum. If after three weeks they don’t meet our calls for, we will probably be happening strike.”

 

Nonetheless, talking on Channels Tv on Tuesday, Nov. 16, Ngige stated funds had been obtainable for universities and the strike is not going to occur.

 

He stated: “The strike is not going to occur. For one, I do know that the funds to pay are there and the ministry of training has assured me that by tomorrow, they are going to emanate letters to be sure that the disbursement reaches the accounts of the assorted universities.

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“We’re not paying the unions immediately, so it should get to the colleges’ accounts.”

 

Ngige additionally stated the nation’s commonplace of training is falling and that the federal government alone can’t fund the sector.

 

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He stated: “The state of training right here isn’t something for anybody to cheer about. The usual has fallen. I agree, however training can’t be funded by the federal government alone.

 

“I do know that as a result of I schooled right here in Nigeria. I did my major training right here, secondary faculty training right here, college right here in Nsukka, Enugu.

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“I did my postgraduate outdoors the nation however I can let you know very merely that in different climes, training isn’t solely executed by the federal government.

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“In my college days, we had individuals who had been on what they referred to as indigent loans. In case your dad and mom can’t pay faculty charges, then you’re referred to as an indigent pupil and also you get a mortgage —repayable mortgage from the mortgage board.

 

“Then you’ve got those that are on bursary — 50-50. You additionally pay again one thing. You will have people who find themselves on scholarship.

 

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“I loved the federal authorities scholarship and I left it to enter my east central state scholarship which was larger in quantum of cash and was even paying for books for us.

 

“So, you could possibly then see that we didn’t go away training just for the federal government. Individuals had been paying and so they had been paying a payment you possibly can name acceptable payment at the moment.”

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