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FG Reaches Agreement With ASUU, Releases N15.4bn For Salary Shortfalls

The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the on-going industrial action. Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls. According to him, the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers. Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive...

We did not apologise to Oyo govt over 7-day ultimatum —Labour

We did not apologise to Oyo govt over 7-day ultimatum —Labour

THE labour movement in Oyo State has described as cheap blackmail, big lie and unwarranted misinformation of the unsuspecting public claims by the state government that labour leaders, at last Friday’s meeting, apologised to Governor Abiola Ajimobi for being insensitive and confrontational in issuing a seven-day ultimatum to the government. Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Waheed Olojede, reacting on behalf of the labour movement, on Sunday, wondered why the state government considered itself worthy of apology amidst non payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlement for between five and 35 months. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email