According to report reaching OYOGist.com, the Nigerian Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly made their stand with the federal government known saying it hasn’t reached any concrete conclusion with the federal government yet.
According to the National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi during a chat with pressmen, called on Nigerian to see which of the demands of ASUU had been met by the government as claimed by the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige.
“As far as we are concerned, nothing has been delivered to our members and our members don’t want empty promises. Let us take the issues one after the other.”
“The withheld salaries of our members which is between four to eight months have not been paid, if paid, accounts of our members would have been credited. Same for Earned Academic Allowances, yet to be paid.”
“Visitation Panels have not been constituted for the universities, if that is done, Nigerians would have heard the names of panel members as announced by the government.”
“The proliferation of universities by state governments has not been addressed. The renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement has not started, the 2019 Memorandum of Action is not yet implemented.”
“So, on which of these issues has the target beneficiaries seen any concrete action being taken? We are getting to understand the way people in government work.”
“When they are still discussing with you, they will go to town and tell people what has not been done. Their intention is to paint ASUU as the aggressor.”
“Which of the issues can anybody say the ball is in ASUU’s court? Are we the ones to pay our withheld salaries and allowances? Are we the ones to set up Visitation Panels?”
“That is how they went about creating a fake Twitter account for the union and begin to circulate fake news,” Prof. Ogunyemi told pressmen.