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FG Fires Strong Warning To ASUU

The federal government has asked ASUU to return to the negotiation table or face serious consequences if it refuses to comply.

Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, issued the warning on Sunday, May 31, in a statement signed by his media aide, Emmanuel Nzomiwu, in Enugu, The News Agency of Nigeria reported.

He pointed out that the federal government could activate relevant labour laws to deal with the situation.

The minister said the strike by ASUU was based on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

He disclosed that he invited the union for a zoom meeting in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, but it insisted on meeting him face to face.

Ngige said ASUU as an employee lacks the right to dictate to the federal government on how to receive wages.

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