Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator. Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government would source for N8 billion within five weeks to pay the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities. Naija News Gathers
Ngige said it was the resolution reached at a conciliation meeting with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities in Abuja.
Naija News also learnt that the resolution was jointly signed by Ngige, Mr. Sani Suleiman, NAAT President; Mr. Peters Adeyemi, NASU General Secretary; Mr. Samson Ugwoke, SSANU President; and Prof. Anthony Anwukah, Minister of State for Education.
Ngige also said that part of the N8 billion would be used to pay members of the Academic Staff Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and the University of llorin (UNILORIN), who were not paid at the last disbursement.
He also added that no worker would be victimised on account of the industrial action. Ngige said that government and JAC leadership have agreed that the ongoing strike would be suspended by March 14, after due consultation with their National Executive Councils (NECs).