Minister of Education will update Nigerians

Nigerian Education Minister Adamu Adamu will address Nigerians on the continuing industrial crisis rocking the country’s public university system, reports PREMIUM TIMES. This comes many days after the deadline set by the minister to address disputes between striking university workers’ unions and the Nigerian government. The new development was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday in an exclusive phone conversation with the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong. minister’s commitment On July 19, Adamu had told President Muhammadu Buhari that he could address the issues “within two to three weeks” if allowed to do so. He said this as the involved government ministries, departments and agencies met with the president to brief him on the status of negotiations with striking unions and efforts to reopen affected public universities. The minister had claimed that he had crossed his arms the entire time following an alleged assertion by his counterpart at the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, that the laws governing labor disputes authorize him to be solely responsible for negotiations. on behalf of the government. The president immediately ordered Mr. Ngige to hand over the bargain to the striking workers and that Mr. Adamu should have the support of the appropriate people and agencies to unfurl his magic wand. However, more than three weeks after the promise, which was confirmed by the Principal Special Assistant to the President for Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, through a statement, the affected public universities remained closed. In fact, more than a week after the minister’s promise, the Union of Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) on August 1, announced a further extension of the five-month strike for four more weeks. New update According to Mr. Goong, the Minister will address the media at the State House on Thursday, July 18. In response to PREMIUM TIMES’ invitation to the minister to appear on their Twitter Spaces planned for Wednesday, July 17, about the ongoing ASUU strike, Goong said that Adamu will also speak to the media on Thursday. “Yes, you can quote me, the honorable minister will address reporters in the House of Representatives on Thursday next week,” Goong said. Asked about the details of the planned press conference, the spokesman said that he only knew that the minister would speak about the strike of university workers, “among other issues.” Background ASUU had declared a national strike on February 14 for the first four weeks to demand better funding for the university system and better pay for its members. Other unions within the university system: the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Educational and Associated Institutions Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have also declared in different times separate industrial actions. . The unions demand the adoption of the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) currently in use for the payment of the rights of its members by those designed by the unions. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Minister of Education will update Nigerians