The October 12 date set by the federal government for the resumption of Universities in Nigeria may work for private institutions only as the Academic Staff Union of Universities says the strike is not over yet.
Punch reports that ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, insists that Federal Government was not sincere about negotiations with the union, adding that lecturers would not resume on an empty stomach.
The Non-Academic Staff Union has also faulted the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System as being un-transparent. The union says many of its members were being cheated.
Both NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities began a 14-day warning strike on Monday over the adoption of the IPPIS in universities and non-payment of minimum wage to their members.
Universities in Nigeria have been without academic activities for more than six months, haven been shut in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
But before March, the faceoff between the Federal Government and ASUU over the IPPIS had raised lots of dust without a quick resolution in sight.
ASUU hinted that Nigerians should be ready for a long-drawn strike in universities with the way government was handling negotiations.