STRIKE: BUHARI DID NOT ASK TO TAKE HANDS OFF NEGOTIATION WITH ASUU – CHRIS NGIGE

Chris Ngige, The Minister Of Labour and Employment, has debunked the claims that has popped up in various platforms that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered him to back off the negotiations with the striking varsity teachers, ASUU.

 

Senator Chris Ngige who made the clarification today Wednesday, 20th of July, 2022 while speaking with State House newsmen described it as false and misleading.

 

According to Ngige “the truth of the matter is, there is no such thing. It’s just a categorical untruth. There is nothing like hands off.”

 

While speaking on whether the two weeks ultimatum directed by the President Buhari to resolve the impasse was sure, Chris Ngige stressed out that he proposed one week to resolve the lingering crisis with the striking union but Adamu Adamu, Education minister volunteered himself to resolve the issues in two weeks and report back to the President.

 

The Labour minister who also stated he hoped the lingering crisis would be resolved at the stipulated time given.

 

He advised the striking unions to table their cases before Adamu Adamu, the Ministry of Education so as to resolve the issue on ground.

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