Strike: FG vows that Varsities will shortly reopen.
On Wednesday, the federal government assured the public that its dispute with university-based unions would soon be addressed and that classes will restart in earnest.
Additionally, the Federal Government refuted the claim that it intended to change the payment schedule for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
This is because the government has called a meeting of all concerned agencies, including the National Information Development Agency, NITDA, to update it on the progress made so far in addressing the controversial issues that sparked the four university-based unions’ ongoing strike.
Recall that on February 14, the ASUU shut down the public universities, and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) also participated in the strike because the government was unable to address their concerns.
Ngige stated that he was anticipating the findings of the Tripartite Plus Committee, which included representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Chief of Staff, the Salaries and Wages Income Commission, the National University Commission, NUC, and the striking unions.
The Minister said that there was no truth to the claim that the federal government intended to establish a unique wage payment system for the ASUU.