Minister of Labour negotiates with ASUU over looming strike: Both parties welcome new agreement.
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on August 3, 2021
The Federal Government has held a sit-down with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to evaluate the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA entered into by both parties.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this while addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, noting that both parties were satisfied with the implementation stages of what he termed – work in progress.
The minister said the National Information Technology Development Agency has directed to expedite action on the integrity test on the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) which if successful, would eliminate the challenges posed by the university system to the current payment platform.
He further said the government has also paid the sum of N30 billion as the University Revitalisation Fund as contained in the MOA since January.
On his Part, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union was fairly satisfied with the outcome and promised that ASUU would reach out to its members.