After the Consultation with the ASUU leadership on Thursday, January 10, professors Biodun Ogunyemi said the ongoing strike would not be called off until the Federal Government effectuate offers and agreements reached after their last meeting.
We’re tired of Federal Government’s antics of making unfulfilled promises, imposing pressure for the strike to be called off after they got concrete evidence that the offers made to them by the Federal Government had been effectuated.
“Our members insist that they want to see evidence of satisfactory affectation of all the agreements reached before they end strike,” Biodun Ogunyemi said after the meeting.
However, Their next meeting scheduled on Tuesday with the Federal Government officials, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Chris Ngige, The minister of labour and employments.
Addressing the committee, Chris Ngige said the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance had confirmed with evidence that N15.4bn had been released to the varsities.
“We can’t be fooled again like the way they deceived us last year promising to release funds for the revitalization of public varsities but failed to implement it.
“As for the proposal, it can be dis-aggregated. There are some proposals that requires immediate implementation. If they are setting up a committee on state universities, and they actually do, it’s not about proposing and no fulfillment.
‘If they have effectuated it, it is off the list. If the FG says it will pay a shortfall of salaries on a certain date, and the date comes and they release the money, it is also effectuate. All we need now is actions not empty promises,” President of ASUU added.