ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan ahead the union’s meeting with the Federal Government on Monday. Ogunyemi added that ASUU had said only concrete evidence of implementation by the government would make it’s members return to the classrooms. He said ASUU had rejected government’s proposal to pay N20 billion in two tranches on the revitalisation of universities and asked government to mainstream the earned academic allowances into the 2019 budget before National Assembly.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the union would communicate its decision on offers made by the government on Tuesday. Ogunyemi said that contrary to some media reports, the media reports, the union did not reject the offer of federal government or make fresh demands. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, after meeting with the union on Jan. 4 said government was about resolving the dispute with the lecturers who embarked on strike on November 5, 2018.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have resolved to continue their nine-week-old strike until their demands are met by the Federal government. The position of the Union was revealed by its National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi. He confirmed that the Federal Government had, last Tuesday, through the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance presented to the union the evidence of the payment of N15.4 billion to universities.