ASUU Strike: Warning Issues As Negotiation Resumes- Ngige

Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige said those planning to use the EndASUU protest to destroy any public and private properties would be disappointed.

As Nigeria government warned against attempting to destroy the properties of lecturers following the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

During the resumed negotiation yesterday at Abuja between representatives of ASUU and Federal Government, Chris spoke about the bad intention protester want to use.

Ngige said: “Those who want to use the #EndASUU protest to destroy public and private property or lecturers’ homes will be disappointed.

“I am optimistic that the meeting will produce the final result that will make everybody happy.”

ASUU has been on strike for about nine months over government’s alleged refusal to honour some agreements reached with the union.

The agreement to pay N75billion for the revitalisation of universities and the payment of Earned Academic Allowances to ASUU had been confirmed.

This was disclosed by Ngige in November after a meeting between ASUU and government representatives.

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