The Federal Government of Nigeria during a with the Federal Government Renegotiation Committee, has pleaded for six weeks to allow the committee in charge of renegotiation concludes its task of redesigning a new agreement with ASUU.
The meeting chaired by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, was aimed at finding a solution to the ongoing ASUU strike. Ngige on behalf of the Federal Government insisted it supports the renegotiation of the welfare package for university workers in line with current realities.
He admitted the government was not pleased with the approach being used by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to pursue its demands.
ASUU embarked on a one-month warning strike on February 14 and extended it by another two months, over the alleged failure of the government to address their demands. The new two months strike is expected to end by May 4, 2022.
Speaking during the meeting, the Minister pleaded with the committee to ensure that it concludes its assignment within six weeks as provided in the Memorandum of Action, MoA, with the unions.