- Chris Ngige has issued a fresh statement following the suspension of the 9-month-old ASUU strike
- Nigeria's minister of labour and employment has vowed to not allow the union to go on another industrial action
- According to Ngige, he is personally invested in resolving the crisis because of his three children
Senator Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment has vowed not to give the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) an opportunity to go on another strike.
According to the former governor, he will do everything to ensure that the union doesn't embark on industrial action and the federal government keeps to its agreement
Ngige made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television's Politics Today on Wednesday, December 23.
The minister went on to note that he is personally committed to resolving the issues as three of his children have also been victims of the system.
Ngige also noted that he is involved even more than some ASUU members as some of them have their children in private schools.
The minister's statement is coming hours after ASUU called off its strike which started in March 2020.
The national president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).
Ogunyemi added that the ASUU expresses joy on how the federal government handled the negotiation process, adding that they would be having their own executive meeting to conclude and get back to the government within 24hrs.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the minister of labour and employment revealed that even though three of his children have dual citizenship they are in public schools.
Nige stated this in reaction to comments that government officials have been dragging the ongoing negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) because their children school abroad.
While describing the comments as untrue, Ngige restated the federal government's commitment to end the strike embarked on by the educational body.
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