Nigerian minister of labor and employment, Chris Ngige has stated that FG might take ASUU to court if the process to resolve the strike fails.
This was made known to the public by Chris Ngige while speaking in an interview with Channels Television, on Thursday.
When asked what the FG will do if the Academic Staff Union of Universities fails to agree with FG’s proposal.
He said, “What is happening now is we have given the Nimi Briggs committee six weeks. We are waiting for their report. The minister of education has to transmit it and say this is what we have agreed,” he said.
“He will also transmit to the presidential committee on salaries. The six-week period ends this Friday and I’m calling everybody up by next week.
“The law says we can go to the industrial arbitration panel, which is where I’m supposed to refer this matter to if reconciliation fails, or the national industrial court if reconciliation fails.
“It is a double-barrel thing. I will choose the one I want. I will refer. The law says once conciliation has started at my level, you call off the strike.”
The Daily Page recalls that ASUU had embarked on a one-month warning strike over the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the federal government in 2020, on February 14.