The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to a report that it demanded a fresh payment of N1trillion from the federal government as a condition to call off its ongoing strike.
Recall that the union commenced a nationwide strike following what it called failure of the federal government to meet it’s demands and fulfill it’s promises, DAILY GIST reports.
The union had accused the federal government of reneging on the agreements it reached to suspend its last industrial action in 2020.
ASUU after it’s marathon NEC meeting in Lagos said it has embarked on one-month warning strike.
According to the union president, Emmanuel Osodeke, the strike is “comprehensive and total”
expressed concern that there has been little progress on the part of the government as regards its engagement with the union over the past couple of days.
Speaking on the reports that the Union demanded N1trillion from the federal government to end the strike, Osodeke said, “it’s not correct”.
“The outcome of the meeting was reported. Nobody mentioned N1 trillion. We don’t respond to all these rumours. What we’re demanding is coming after the government agreed to spend N1.3 trillion in 2009,”
“It was to be released N200 billion per year for five or six years. They didn’t do that which is what we’re asking for.”