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FG And ASUU Strike Update: Nigerian Government Ignored Us Since Last Meeting – Academic Staff

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it has not heard anything from the federal government since they both met last Thursday.

The union added that it had not backed down on the ultimatum it gave the Federal Government.

had earlier given the federal government an ultimatum following the failure of the government to fulfill some of the agreements it made with the union in 2020.

The government had promised to pay the N30billion revitalisation fund to universities while also agreeing to release N22.1billion earned allowances to university workers.

The National President of the Union, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, had also lamented the pressure placed by the government on members of his union as regards joining the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System.

Meanwhile, the ultimatum had made the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to invite the President, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; and Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, among others.

At the end of the last week meeting, the government had reportedly promised to pay ASUU this week.

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But Osodeke explained on Tuesday that the Federal government was yet to make any move.

He said the federal government had not commenced payment and had not reached out after the meeting.

“Since that meeting, we have not heard from the Federal Government. But our ultimatum still stands. We gave the government three weeks and one week has passed; they are left with two weeks,” Osodeke explained.

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