Dr. Chris Ngige
Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, is about to fulfill with the Educational Employees Union of Universities.
In keeping with The PUNCH, the minister will at present meet with the management of the Educational Employees Union of Universities in a bid to finish the over six months strike by the college lecturers.
A press release by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations on the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan mentioned Ngige would host a gathering with ASUU in Abuja, at present.
ASUU had launched into an indefinite industrial motion following its opposition to the federal government’s transfer to implement the usage of the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System for wage cost.
The union had as an alternative, insisted on a special cost platform, the College Transparency Account System.
However indications that the strike motion might quickly be resolved emerged on Tuesday when ASUU was summoned to a gathering by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan together with Ngige.
The assembly, chaired by Lawan, additionally had in attendance, the Minister of Schooling, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Accountant -Basic of the Federation, Ahmed Idris and the ASUU management led by the President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi.
Addressing journalists after the three-hour closed session, Ngige mentioned ASUU had proven how the UTAS they developed might work, including that the demonstration would proceed.
“We’ll contain different authorities companies who would additionally come and assess it. Discussions on it should not foreclosed but.
“UTAS is a homegrown software program. It’s what we name native content material that Mr President is encouraging. Will probably be thought of by the federal government,” Ngige added.