FG not in Talks with ASUU … Osodeke Cries Out to the Public

As the battle between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the federal government lingers, with another 12 weeks (3months) strike in view, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has alerted the public (especially parents and students), that the FG has not had any talk with the Union as alleged.

 

“Nobody is in touch/talk with ASUU. I challenge them to show you the letter(s) inviting us to meeting(s).

Osodeke, in a chat with a radio station, said, “there is a roll over strike for another 12 weeks starting 12:01 am” on Monday May 9, 2022.

 

The Professor lamented that, since the recent strikes began, the federal government has not only refused to have talks with the Union, but has also refused to pay the striking lecturers salaries.

He said, “No talks between ASUU and FG. They (FG) thought they can use hunger to drive us to work. What they did was to send to Ministry of Finance to stop salaries… but that did not work. Ngige was the one who wrote the stoppage of salaries, not Ministry of Education…”

 

Prof. Osodeke however said ASUU will stop the strike when FG meets the Union’s conditions.

“We will stop the strike when they meet our conditions. Let them tell us what they can do.”

In SarahReports chat with a lecturer in Lagos on Monday, the lecturer, who has not received salaries in months, expressed his unhappiness about the whole situation between ASUU and the FG when he said, “We’re tired. We all want peace.”

 

Meanwhile, other reports gathered have confirmed the readiness of Nigerian students to shut down the nation’s activities if something tangible is not done about the situations between FG and ASUU because when the elephants fight, the grass suffers.

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