ASUU To FG: You Have Only One-Week Window To Release Our N22.27bn Earned Allowances
THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Federal Government to, without further delay, release the N22.27 billion it said it had approved, to pay the earned academic allowances of ASUU members.
According to NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, the President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, gave the warning on Sunday in an interview with Nigerian Tribune. Information Guide Nigeria
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The president said the three-week ultimatum remains only one week more before the union can take the next action, should government fail to yield to its side.
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Professor Osodeke revealed that ASUU has not heard anything from the Federal Government concerning the release of the money despite all the promises and it has not also officially communicated to ASUU about the matter.
Recall that ASUU has recently and particularly after the expiration of its August deadline been sensitising the public about its lingering contentious issues with the Federal Government threatening to embark on strike should the Federal Government continue to refuse to honour the last agreement it reached with the union last December. Jamb Result
According to NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, the agreement borders on the provision of funds for the revitalisation of dilapidating infrastructure (hostel accommodation, befitting lecture theatres, payment of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), state-of-the-art laboratories, good working environment for lecturers, arresting the trend of proliferation of state-owned universities while neglecting the funding of the existing ones, among others.