The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASSU) on Saturday, said that there is no end in sight for the ongoing strike that has lasted for eight months.
The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this during an interview, stressing that the earlier announcement made via a twitter account that it had suspended the ongoing strike was inaccurate.
Ogunyemi stated that the organization does not operate a Twitter account.
He said, “ASUU does not have a Twitter account. Many people have been bombarding me with telephone calls and I can’t answer again. If we want to call off our strike, we will address a press conference and that is how we operate.”
Meanwhile, Federal Government had earlier accepted the demand by ASUU that the lecturers be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, and offered to increase the Earned Allowances to university staff from N 30 billion to N 35b and the Revitalization Fund from N 20 B to N 25 B.
This is according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who confirmed on Friday, that the government also agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News