The Federal Government has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will not go on strike, assuring that there is money for the payment of owed entitlements.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this in an interview on Tuesday while reacting to the 21-day ultimatum issued by ASUU.
“The strike will not happen. For one, I know that the fund to pay with is there and the Ministry of Education has assured me that by Wednesday they would send letters to make sure that the disbursement reaches the accounts of the various universities. We are not paying the unions directly, it will get to the universities’ accounts,” Ngige said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“I will have a meeting with the Minister of State for Education who is the one in charge of the affairs now because the main minister (Adamu Adamu) is overseas on health grounds. I will evaluate the situation with him and we will make sure that the disbursement goes on.”