Federal Government pleads with lecturers to call strike off

Chris Ngige who is the Minister of Labour and Employment has pleaded with lecturers by asking them to show mercy on students by calling off their strike.

ASUU, Academic Staff Union of Universities whom the lecturers are under went on a nationwide strike in the month of November 2018, this was because them and the Federal Government have a financial disagreement.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in an interview in Awka, Anambra State on Sunday, stated that Federal Government would pay the minimum wage, adding that things were being worked out by the Committee saddled with that responsibility.

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He Stated FG will comfortably pay minimum wage, we want to pay it, but there must be balancing because figures were bandied and we are asking Labour to exercise patience.

“I appeal to ASUU and Labour to have mercy on students and be patient. As far as I’m concerned, we have treated Labour well. And they should also know I’m a comrade and that is why I always intervened on matters that concern them.”

The FG and Labour representatives adjourned their meeting until Monday (today), after a five-hour deliberation last Friday.

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