The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has come out to shockingly deny reports that it had agreed to call off the ongoing strike after meeting with the federal government negotiation team led by Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment on Friday.
Earlier reports stated that the government had come to a consensus to increase its offer for Earned Allowances EA to university-based unions and funding for the revitalization of public universities from N65bn to N70bn.
Despite the news that ASUU had suspended the 8-month long strike would, ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi while speaking to Vanguard, went ahead to deny knowledge of any agreement to call off the strike.
According to Prof. Biodun, the two parties only agreed that ASUU should be permitted to convey the Federal Government’s message to their organs and later send feedback to the Government.
In his own words;
”I AM NOT AWARE OF THAT. ALL I KNOW IS THAT WE HAD A MEETING AND WE ARE GOING TO REPORT TO OUR MEMBERS. BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT SUSPENSION OF STRIKE.”