Until the Federal Government fully implemented all the offers it made to the union after their last meeting, the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday has said the ongoing strike would not be called off.
The public university lecturers said they were tired of Federal Government’s antics of making unfulfilled promises.
The National President, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in an exclusive interview with Punch, said the team of the union that met with the government on Tuesday did not reach any agreement with the Federal Government.
Being asked when the strike would then be called off, Ogunyemi said, “Our members said they want to see evidence of satisfactory implementation of all they have proposed before the strike can be called off.”
“We are going to have a discussion on when to commence renegotiation because there are still grey areas. If the government can substantially address these issues, we will be more confident to face our members on the way forward. For now, the feeler we are getting is that our members do not actually want to accept this government proposal from us.
“They said they would pay the shortfall of salary arrears of what was removed from workers’ salaries. There are 20 universities identified. The money will be available by January 18. It is around the corner and we will see if it will come.”