The Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has revealed that the federal government is unable to conceed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) request of N110billion revitalization funds due to COVID19.

He noted that FG is instead willing to release N30billion.

 

He revealed that ASUU is proposing to take the entire N30billion, ignoring the needs of other unions in the Universities.

 

Ngige made this known on Wednesday while addressing journalists following another round of meeting between ASUU and FG.

 

 

 

“There are three issues and these include the revitalisation fund where government offered ASUU N20 billion, on good faith based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered into in 2013 as a result of the renegotiation with the then government in 2009.

 

“This government is not against revitalisation but this government says that because of the dare economic situation due to COV1D-19, we cannot really pay in the N110 billion which they are demanding for revitalisation.

 

“ASUU is saying that the N30 billion should be for lecturers alone, irrespective of the fact that there are three other unions. So there is a little problem there. We do not have any money to offer apart from this N30 billion,” he said.

 

He also revealed that the government is looking into the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) proposed by ASUU as an alternative to the contentious the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

 

He added that the Government will subject the platform to integrity test along the line.

 

ASUU has been on strike since 23 of March demanding for more funding for universities and also fighting the implementation of the IPPIS.

963 thoughts on “ASUU: Ngige Reveals What Is Delaying Resumption Of Universities”
    1. Is very hard for me to understand why federal government can’t give asuu the money then demanded for meanwhile senators are collecting over 500billion naira…

  1. ASSU is not a vissitor to Nigerian government, they have seen the present economics of the nation, so they should cooperate and agree on whatever the federal government have for them for now, gradually everything will be settled, so that our children can return to schools.

  2. ASSU is not a vissitor to Nigerian government, they have seen the present economics of the nation, so they should cooperate and agree on whatever the federal government have for them for now, gradually everything will be settled, so that our children can return to schools.

  3. FG, you better the money they’re asking for, so we can go to school oh
    You people want to eat the money alone abi, it won’t work
    Thief people

  4. Chop alone and die
    Some people wants to eat where they do not sow release money school so everything can come to normal in order for school fees not to increase please Nigeria government

    1. Chop alone and die
      Some people wants to eat where they do not sow release money school so everything can come to normal in order for school fees not to increase please Nigeria government

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