Posted on Sun 13 Jan 2019, 09:11 AM

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU yesterday vowed to continue the ongoing strike by the union. 

According to Vanguard, the National president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the money offered by Federal government is far from their demand which made the university lecturers to reject the offer.

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.

Ogunyemi on telephone told Vanguard that after due consultations with its executives across the country, they have resolved to continue the ongoing strike until the Federal Governments pays at least N220 billion out of N1.1 trillion it owed the public universities.

"According to him, the union leadership during their last meeting warned government representatives that ASUU members were not likely to accept those figures, adding that they insisted we should go and inform them first.

He said: “We agreed to go back to our members in order to show to them that we are not a difficult union. 

“We will communicate our position to the Federal Government this week, if our demands are met, we will call off the strike.

“We have shifted ground from N1.1 trillion to N220 billion that   will cover for three quarters in 2019.”

 

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