Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would have no excuse to go on strike again.
He said this on Wednesday night during a TV programme ”Politics Today” on Channels Television.
Ngige said he would ensure that the federal government keeps to its end of the agreement to ASUU. This is coming a few hours after ASUU suspended its 9-month-long strike.
The Minister added that the government would pay the agreed N40bn Earned Allowance before December 31, 2020.
“We will not get to that (fresh strike), we will not get there because we have so structured the agreement in such a way that it is a win-win situation for everybody.
“I will not give ASUU the opportunity to go on strike (again) because I have three biological children that suffered from this imbroglio that we found ourselves in. 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.
“I will not give them the opportunity because I will make sure the government does its own bit. I have structured the agreement in such a way that it is doable.”