In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, October, 2020

Strike: Ngige Lied, FG Final Paid Our Members In June

Strike: Ngige Lied, FG Last Paid Our Members In June

Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige


The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has been accused of mendacity that the Tutorial Workers  Union of Universities will quickly name off its strike quickly.


ASUU accused the federal government of not paying salaries of its members since June.


Based on Punch, ASUU stated  it was a lie that efforts to handle  the contentious points have been in progress and that the placing lecturers had been receiving their salaries usually.


Members of ASUU had launched into an indefinite strike on March 23 over alleged shortcomings of Built-in Payroll and Personnel Data System  and failure of the Federal Authorities to honour its 2019 settlement.


However Ngige, whereas that includes on  a tv programme on Channels TV on Tuesday stated  the Ministries of Finance, Training, Labour and Employment and the Workplace of the Accountant Common of the Federation would meet with ASUU.


Ngige was additionally quoted to have stated the FG was prepared for an integrity check of the College Transparency and Accountability Answer developed as a substitute for IPPIS by the varsity lecturers.


The Coordinator of ASUU, Lagos Zone, Prof Olusiji Sowande, stated Ngige was being  “economical with the reality by misinforming the  public that authorities has been paying the salaries of members of our union so far.”


Sowande in an announcement in Abeokuta  on Wednesday stated  authorities solely paid wage as much as June, insisting that lecturers are nonetheless being owed three month salaries.


He stated in some universities, ASUU members had not acquired wage for six months.

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Sowande additionally stated the Minister additionally misinformed the general public by narrowing down the problems in competition to ASU’s  rejection of IPPIS.


The assertion reads partly,  “As of immediately our members are being owed three  months salaries whereas in some universities our members haven’t acquired wage for six  months.

“As well as, the federal government by means of the  Workplace of the Accountant Common of the Federation have criminally withheld 5 months (February-June, 2020) Examine-Off deducted from our  members’ salaries. We’re due to this fact stunned that MoL&E might go on air to current info which he has not verified as fact to the unsuspecting public.

“The continuing complete, complete and indefinite strike motion by our union will proceed if this propaganda and lies towards ASUU persists.”


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