Dear Nigerian Students, ASUU Strike Continues
When it was looking as if the strike would be called off soon, the Academic Staff Union of Universities had other ideas.
The union has said the ongoing strike would not be called off until the Federal Government fully implements all the offers it made to the union after their last meeting.
The public university lecturers said they were tired of Federal Government’s antics of making unfulfilled promises, insisting that the strike would be called off after they got tangible evidence and concrete action.
The National President, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in Lagos on Thursday, said the team of the union that met with the government on Tuesday did not reach any agreement with the Federal Government.
On Tuesday, ASUU met with federal officials including the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Chris Ngige.
After their discussions, Ngige explained what the Federal Government was offering to the union.
He said the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance had confirmed with evidence that N15.4bn had been released to public universities.
But ASUU president recalled that last year, the government promised to release funds for the revitalisation of public universities, which was one of the demands of the union, but failed to do so.
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