Nigeria ASUU Strike: Latest update on ASUU strike today 23, June 2022
The Federal Government on Wednesday said the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities would soon be called off.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ngige said the Federal Government was engaging with ASUU, despite notions that it has been snubbing the union.
He disclosed that deliberations would resume on Thursday to consider the progress made by the various agencies involved in the months-long negotiations.
Ngige said, “It is not true that nobody is talking to ASUU, we are talking to ASUU. Other unions are accusing us of preferential treatment because these other unions have also claimed that they have developed their own payment platform and that they will not use UTAS even if it is good. And they are putting down in writing and say they have developed their own platform.
“So what the government has done at the last meeting was to say, ‘NITDA, test the three platforms and rate all of them and give us reports.’ Their term expired last Friday, the time they were given. That’s why we’re calling them to come tomorrow (Thursday) and brief us.”