Chris, Ngige, The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, on Tuesday (March 1, 2022) stated that Nigerian Government is not ignored to the idea of providing university teachers a raise.
He made the statement at the State House after meeting with Nigerian President General Muhammadu Buhari.
The Honourable Minister commented that such a conclusion will be taken after an investigation is administered to comparatively assess the pay of their companions in other climes.
Ngige, who was at the State House to inform the President of Nigeria on achievements made so far in the negotiation with the University teachers, (ASUU), pinpointed that the case of earned allowances have persisted inconclusive as the Nigerian Government is willing to make the university Lecturers pleasant after due process has been achieved.
ASUU-union for university academics, is presently on a one-month strike.
The Minister met with ASUU representatives later on Tuesday (March 1, 2022).among their demands, Academics are seeking increased welfare, revitalisation of public universities and university autonomy.