FG Ready To Use Other Options To Tackle ASUU Strike – Ngige

From left: Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige; Special Technical Adviser to the Minister, Mrs Chinadu Dike; and the General-Secretary of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, during a news conference addressed by the minister on postponement of the meeting between Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU); and the Federal Government, in Abuja on Tuesday (29/8/17).
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The Federal Government has said that it is ready to use the other options available to tackle the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

This was said by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, during an interview with Channels Television.

“There are so many options left. We have the labour laws and I have options left to me in the labour laws. I have other channels,” he said.

Ngige who called on ASUU to return to the negotiation table said that the union is not considering the problems its demands would create.

He said, “I’m inviting them (ASUU) next week, we are doing side meetings on our part. I’m collating responses from the Accountant General of the Federation’s Office and everybody who has something to do with this matter.”

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