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There is no collective bargaining agreement between us and ASUU awaiting the signature of President Buhari -Federal Government

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The federal government has said there is no Collective Bargaining Agreement between it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) awaiting the signature of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said this yesterday in a statement by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Olajide Oshundun.

The minister accused ASUU of fixing its salaries and allowances through the Nimi Briggs Committee to the exclusion of the statutory government ministries and agencies and the Office of the Head of Service in charge of ensuring that public service rules and regulations are not undermined in any condition of service offered to public officers in the universities.

He explained that Nimi Briggs’s committee proposal of a 109 to 185 per cent increase in the university wage structure would cost the federal government 560 billion naira as salaries alone in addition to the current 412 billion naira.

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