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<strong>FG Insists On No Work No Pay For ASUU Members</strong>
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FG Insists On No Work No Pay For ASUU Members

The Federal Government has insisted that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will not be paid for the period they were on strike. This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in an interaction with State House correspondents in Abuja, noting that it was in line with the policy of ‘No work, no pay’. Recall that ASUU had suspended its eight-month-old strike in October following an order of the Court of Appeal which upheld a ruling of the National Industrial Court asking the lecturers to return to the classroom. However, following the suspension of the strike, the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration paid ASUU members half salaries for the month of October while holding on to its resolve not to pay the arrears of salaries incurred while the...
FG Set To Create 21 Million Jobs By 2025
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FG Set To Create 21 Million Jobs By 2025

Mu’azu Sambo, the Minister of Transportation, has revealed that the Federal Government is poised to create 21 million full-time jobs and lift 35 million Nigerians out of poverty by the year 2025. This was contained in a statement issued by the minister’s Special Assistant on media and publicity, Sam Idiagbonya, on Friday, during the ongoing 2022 Ministerial Retreat at Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. The Minister stated that the transportation sector is setting the stage for achieving the government’s determination to ensure the creation of 100 million opportunities for poor Nigerians in 10 years. Mu’azu Sambo He noted that gaps in transportation infrastructure prompted the development of the National Development Plans; Medium-Term Development Plans 2021-2025 and a Long-Term ...
ASUU Reaches Agreement with Reps, Awaits Buhari’s Approval
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ASUU Reaches Agreement with Reps, Awaits Buhari’s Approval

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the Federal Government after a 4-hour meeting at the National Assembly in Abuja. See Also: FG Considers Minimum Wage Increase for Workers to Tackle Inflation The agreement between both parties was negotiated by the leadership of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ASUU president, Emmanuel Osodeke represented the union while Goodluck Opiah, the Minister of State for Education, stood as the representative for the Federal Government. Although an agreement has been reached, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to approve it as he is currently at the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the UN. Femi Gbajabiamila, who was present at the meeting, disclosed that indeed an agreement was reached...
FG Considers Minimum Wage Increase for Workers to Tackle Inflation
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FG Considers Minimum Wage Increase for Workers to Tackle Inflation

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, revealed that the Federal Government intends to increase the current minimum wage for Workers to tackle the present inflation. See Also: Atiku Urges INEC to Conduct Credible Elections in 2023 The Minister revealed during a public presentation by the members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) titled “Contemporary History of Working Class Struggles”, that the FG intends to increase the N30,000 minimum wage to boost the purchasing power of its citizens. He said the 2019 Minimum Wage Act had a clause to enable a review that could make the increment possible. Ngige also disclosed that the Federal Government had already discussed the possible increment of minimum wage with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members. ...
FG Drags ASUU to Court Over Ongoing Strike
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FG Drags ASUU to Court Over Ongoing Strike

The Federal Government has called upon the National Industrial Court (NIC) to settle the trade dispute between it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. See Also: How I Solved Dispute With ASUU In One Night – Jonathan To that effect, The NIC has summoned both parties to appear before the Court on Monday in Abuja to look through the ongoing strike embarked on by the university unions. The Federal Government wants the Court to direct ASUU to resume academic activities after shutting down public universities for eight months. The Court issued a letter on the 9th of September, signed by the chief register, stating the court sitting would hold at No 11, New-Bussa close, Area 3, Garki Abuja, on Monday 12th of September 2022, at 9 am. Source: Daily Post
ASUU Strike: UNIBEN Staff Member Commits Suicide
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ASUU Strike: UNIBEN Staff Member Commits Suicide

Prince Carter Oshodin who is a staff of the Federal University of Benin committed suicide on Friday over the non-payment of salaries due to ASUU strike. The Government had refused to pay workers of universities that had embarked on a strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). See Also: ASUU Strike: NANS Threatens Mass Action from Students This action by the University unions which led to non-payment of salaries prompted the data entry personnel at UNIBEN, Price Carter to take his life as he could not meet his financial responsibilities. A UNIBEN professor, his name undisclosed, said it was disheartening because they hadn’t been paid for months by the federal government including those who had called off the strike. “Yes he was our staff, he killed himsel...
ASUU Strike: NANS Threatens Mass Action from Students
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ASUU Strike: NANS Threatens Mass Action from Students

The Factional President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Umar Farouk, threatens mass action from students if the Federal Government fails to immediately resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The student union said it will occupy the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu until he resolves the ASUU strike. See Also: ASUU Strike: We have Done The Best We Can – FG “Federal Government through the Ministry of Education should within a few working days resolve the lingering ASUU Strike." “As we shall mobilise our students towards occupying the ministry of education until our demands are met,” Farouk said. Farouk also urged the Federal Government to prioritize education and increase the budget allocation to the Minist...
ASUU Strike: We have Done The Best We Can – FG
Education, Nigeria

ASUU Strike: We have Done The Best We Can – FG

The Federal Government said it has done everything possible to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ASUU transitioned into a full-blown strike after declaring a month warning strike on the 14th of February, 2022. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed the information to reporters on Tuesday at a meeting with Pro-Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja. See Also: FG’s Inaction To End ASUU Strike Worrisome, Unacceptable – Peter Obi “In all, we have been doing, our guide has been the directive of Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari, namely, that while the unions should be persuaded to return to work, Government should not repeat the past mistakes of accepting to...
Suspended Construction on Eastern Rail Line, FG States Reasons
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Suspended Construction on Eastern Rail Line, FG States Reasons

Minister of Transport, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, revealed on Saturday why construction on the eastern rail line had been suspended. He noted that the contractors of the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company CCEC were forced to suspend work on the rail line due to insecurity and vandalisation of the rail infrastructure. See Also: NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services The Minister during an inspection tour of the project in Port Harcourt said the workers of CCEC had been attacked along Abia State. Sambo called on the media and judiciary to help unmask and prosecute the perpetrators to serve as an example to others. He also debunked news claiming the Federal Government had diverted funds meant for the railway construction for other projects which led...
Federal Government Proposes to Spend N19.76 trillion in 2023
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Federal Government Proposes to Spend N19.76 trillion in 2023

The Federal Government has revealed its plan for a budget of 19.76 trillion to be spent from 2023 as disclosed by the Minister of Finance. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, made the revelation in Abuja on Monday. See Also: 2023: INEC Budgets N239bn For Poll Materials, Presidential Run-Off The Minister briefed the House of Representatives Committee on Finance concerning the 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework. She said the government was protruding revenue of N8.46 trillion for 2023 as N1.9 trillion is expected from oil-related sources while 6.56 trillion would be generated from non-oil sources. Ahmed noted the budget was based on the exchange rate of N435.57 per dollar and 70 dollars per barrel of crude oil. The oil product...