Don’t blame FG for ASUU strike – Minister of Education 

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said Nigerians should not blame the Federal Government for the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), noting that Buhari has done all within his powers to meet the offer of the university’s union.

The minister who spoke on Channels TV Politics Today stated that Nigerians have no reason to be disappointed with the government on the issue.

The minister who was featured on Channel TV Polices today (Wednesday) said, “If Nigerians are disappointed, I think they don’t have very good reason to be disappointed with the government on this issue.

“Why should they be disappointed? Just tell me why it is the fault of the government and not that of the union. You can only blame the government if it refuses to satisfy its demands.

Adamu further said, “The agreement we reached or the position of the government that I offered is something government can pay if they say they will agree.

“There is an increase in salary for university staff, 23.5% for all categories of the workforce in Federal Universities and 35% for professors. The same applies to Polytechnics and Colleges of education. There is another 150 billion for rehabilitation and for earned allowances.

According to him, “There is also the issue of platform to be used for payment of salaries, the president is now waiting for the report of the technical committee set up to look into the three platforms. From what I have seen, the U3PS is probably the best followed by UTAS and then IPPIS. The acceptance of the IPPIS depends on the report given to the president.”

 

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