Strike: Govt has met 98% of ASUU demand ― Ngige


Strike: Govt has met 98% of ASUU demand ― Ngige
Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment

…Says schools may reopen January 2021

By Vincent Ujumadu

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said Monday that the federal government has met 98% of the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, assuring Nigerians that the nation’s universities are likely to reopen by January next year.

Addressing reporters at Alor in Idemili North local government area of Anambra State during the flag-off of medical outreach in the town, the minister said final decisions will be taken on Tuesday during a meeting he would hold with ASUU leadership in Abuja.

He said: “We have met about 98 percent of the request of ASUU. The remaining two percent is what you can call promissory notes.

“So, I am very hopeful that by midnight Tuesday, there is work we are supposed to get on to do and ASUU members also have some work they are supposed to do on their own side with their people.

“We will meet…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper