Nigerian govt to proceed negotiation with ASUU regardless of court docket’s order – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated on Wednesday the Federal Authorities would proceed to barter with the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) regardless of the court docket’s ruling which directed the union to droop its seven-month-old strike.

Justice Polycarp Hamman of the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom had earlier on Wednesday ordered the varsity lecturers to finish their strike and return to lecture rooms.

The decide, who gave the order whereas on an software filed by the Federal Authorities, stated the strike “has achieved irreparable injury to the lives of the affected college students and the nation’s training system.”

He added that the economic motion contravenes the Part 18(1)(2) of the Commerce Disputes Act.

Ngige introduced the federal authorities’s place when he hosted visiting members of the Nigerian Affiliation of Medical and Dental Lecturers in Abuja.

He stated the court docket’s ruling was in one of the best curiosity of Nigeria and its individuals.

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The minister stated: “The court docket ruling doesn’t preclude us from happening with additional negotiation and consultations.

“It’s a no victor, no vanquished.

“You medical doctors in teachers are for now members of ASUU, however you’re right here; though you’ve got dissociated yourselves and you’re working.

“We need to thanks for working and instructing your college students.”

Ngige famous that pro-chancellors of universities had met with President Muhammadu Buhari and advisable the overview of the federal government’s supply to the union.

He burdened that the president had promised to seek the advice of with stakeholders on the request.

The minister additionally recommended the Home of Representatives for intervening within the ASUU imbroglio.

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