ASUU strike: FG says no money to meet lecturers' demands

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    ASUU representatives meeting with members of the Senate to negotiate on the union's wants.
    Just after the Senate was able to negotiate a deal that got ASUU to call of its nationwide strike, the presidency has come out to say that the government does not have enough money to meet all the demands of the lecturers.

    The minister of labour and employment Chris Ngige revealed this while briefing State House correspondents on the lecturer’s demands On Wednesday, November 23.

    Ngige noted that of the union’s eight demands and “seven of them have been trashed” by the government. “If we are in a recession and you are asking us to pay you N284 billion, nobody will pay it because the money is not there,” he said.

    He however, said that the federal government has offered to provide some money for the allowances “pending when we finish auditing of the first tranche of money that has been given to them in that same area of earned allowances.

    “That tranche of money that they collected is being audited, but the auditing process is very slow, because some people for some strange reasons are not allowing auditing to take place.

    “So a time frame has been fixed of six months within which the auditing will be done.”

    Meanwhile, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to do his best to turn the country's economy around.

    Obasanjo said at a lecture in Lagos on Wednesday, November 23 that the government was voted in to clean the messy economy and it should go about doing that without complaints.

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