The Academic workers Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected Nigerian government offer, aforementioned strike continues until government releases “at least one percentage of N220 billion touch four quarters of 2019.”
“Our members have rejected tokenism with regard to outstanding betterment fund of N1.1 trillion. they’re demand that government ought to unharness a minimum of one percentage of N220 billion touch four quarters of 2019,” ASUU’s National president Biodun Ogunyemi told Premium Times.
“On attained educational allowances, our members aforementioned government’s projected quantity out of the verified balance mustn’t be but the whole quantity discharged last time, whereas proof of mainstreaming the allowances into the 2019 budget ought to be shown.
Also, timeline ought to be hooked up to payment of the balance of the arrears,” he added. This came once the minister of labour, Chis Ngige aforementioned the Nigerian government reached associate degree agreement with the union.
He aforementioned the bourgeois general and also the ministry of finance have confirmed with proof that N15.4 billion had been discharged to public universities.
Ngige conjointly aforementioned President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N20 billion to be wont to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 to 2012 verified earnings within the universities.
He aforementioned the attained allowances are going to be discharged to ASUU as shortly because the method is completed.
”These square measure the foremost problems we tend to mentioned and ASUU is meant to require back the resolution of those conferences to their members. we tend to expect that they’re going to retreat to to U.S.A. by Th,” he added.
Ogunyemi, however, delineated the government’s supply on the outstanding betterment fund of N1.1 trillion as tokenism, aforementioned members insisted that government ought to unharness a minimum of a percentage of N220 billion touch four quarters of 2019.
He Affirmed that on attained allowances, government’s proposal mustn’t be lesser than the whole quantity discharged “the last time” out of the verified balance.
“The betterment fund and attained educational allowances square measure the 2 essential areas on that our members feel powerfully concerning. They expect necessary changes on the a part of government before they will rethink their call on the continuing strike action,” Ogunyemi aforementioned.
The strike started Nov four, 2018, as lecturers demand implementation of previous agreements with the govt for improved funding of universities.