According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has made it known that the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), should not use it as an obtainment bait for the government.
This was made known by the Chairman, University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of ASUU, who is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the union, Dr. Dele Ashiru, while reacting to the NAAT displeasure over the N40 billion released by the Federal Government.
“Who pays the Earned Academic Allowances, is it ASUU or the government? In the first instance, ASUU presented its demands to the government and we made our case, and based on that, the government released some money. The money was not even up to what we demanded but we made the necessary concession in the interest of all.
“However, the National Universities Commission, NUC, also saw the need to carry other unions along and requested on their behalf. Nobody should use ASUU as bait to get anything from the government. We do fight our own battles and we want other unions to also fight their battles themselves,” Dr. Ashiru stated.