Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has said that he’ll do in his power to ensure that Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) do not go on another strike.
He explained that three of his children are students in Nigerian universities hence his personal commitment.
Speaking on Channels TV on Wednesday, Ngige said, “I will not give ASUU the opportunity to go on strike. Because I have three biological children that suffered from this imbroglio that we found ourselves in and about 15 people on my scholarship in Nigerian Universities.”
“My three biological children are here in Nigerian Universities. They even went to secondary school here. Two of them are American citizens and I had the option of leaving them to go study in America and enjoy the free education or whatever, but I didn’t. So, I am a committed parent. I am involved, even more than some ASUU members because some of them have their children in private schools.”
His comments is coming after ASUU announced the conditional suspension of it’s strike. It however assured that it will immediately proceed on another one if government doesn’t keep to it’s side of the bargain.
Ngige assured that the government will do so.