ASUU Denies Receiving N15.8b from FG, to Meet Monday



By 
Abasi Femi Oguntayo 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied the allegations that it has received a sum of N15.89 billion from the Federal Government.

The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

The unionist who reacted to reports flying around that the Federal Government had on Dec. 31, 2018, released a sum of N15.89 billion to universities said: “Well someone actually drew my attention to that newspaper report. I have not received any formal letter from Federal Government, conveying such information to us.

“The only information I got from the Minister of Labour this afternoon when we spoke was that they have done something concerning our demands; what they have done, I do not know.

“The other thing he told me was that there is going to be a meeting between us (ASUU) and the government on Monday.

“It is only when we get to the meeting that we will be able to know what government has done and if it is okay by us, then we will convey same to our members who will now take the next line of action,” he said.

Recall that members of the union had, on Nov. 4, 2018, embarked on what they had described as ‘comprehensive, total and indefinite nationwide strike’ to press home their demands.



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