ASUU President Demands Their N25bn Be Paid As Members Grow Impatient

Academic Staff Union of Universities’ nationwide president, Prof Biola Ogunyemi has demanded the release of their N25bn from the Federal Government.
The president in a valedictory lecture and book presentation held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra state requested the release of the promised funds as members begin to grow impatient.

While making the demand, the president also quenched rumors of an industrial action soon.

He said, “ASUU has not said it is going on strike. What we said was the reported N25bn the Federal Government said it had approved, we’ve not seen it.

“When we signed the memorandum of action with the government on 7th February, we agreed that by 28th February, the N25bn would be released, and government signed it. We’re yet to see it three months after.

“That’s why we’re saying that government has defaulted and if our members come up with any decision because government has defaulted, the leadership can’t stop them. That’s the challenge we have.

“We’re only calling on Nigerians to prevail on government to make good its promises and not just to tell us about paper release. Let’s see the actual release.”

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