Federal government yet to make fresh offer over strike – ASUU

Federal government yet to make fresh offer over strike – ASUU

The strike which started by lecturers in the nation’s colleges may not come to a halt in-time as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Thursday said the government has neglected to make new proposal on financing for the revitalization of state funded colleges in the nation.

The President of the association, Prof. Biodun Oduwole, who made the announcement in Strike Bulletin 9 delivered to chapters of the association & reporter in Ibadan, Oyo State, likewise said the authority is yet to address the controversy of re-bargaining of the 2009 FGN/ASUU assertion in its fresh proposal made to the association last Monday.

Ogunyemi, who revealed that the authority had enhanced its before proposal, kept up that there were urgently matters presently not settled.

He called people in general to ignore the deception being pushed by different media by workers of the administration & haters of the guideline of the association, charging individuals to stay submitted in the battle to revive the education system.

As indicated by him, “At the meeting held on January 21, 2017, between the union and the government agents (the Minister of Labour and Employment and Representatives of relevant government agencies), the government improved its earlier offer. However, the government has failed to address the critical issues of funding for the revitalization of public universities in Nigeria and renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement.”

“To confuse the public about our struggle, agents of the government and some haters of our principled and purposeful struggle are peddling all sorts of misinformation through various media. Members must disregard any information unverified or not authenticated by the union.”