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Strike: FG to meet university lecturers, ASUU Tuesday

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THE Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will on Tuesday, meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) over the one-month warning strike embarked upon by its members.

  Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, has disclosed that the federal government will meet with ASUU on Tuesday in a statement on Monday, in Abuja.

  Akpan said the minister would meet with the executives of the union and other relevant government agencies.

  “The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, by 1.00 p:m at the minister’s conference room,” he said.

  Last Monday, the lecturers embarked on a four-week roll-over total and comprehensive strike to press home their demands.

  The demands of the union included the payment of Earned Academic Allowance, revitalisation fund, the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), with the University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS).

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