ASUU strike: Lecturers dismiss offers, make new requests from FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made new requests from the Federal Government, dashing the expectations of numerous students that academic exercises will continue soon.

At the point when ASUU’s administration met with Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labor and Employment on Tuesday, he said the work debate with the college educators was very nearly being settled.

As per Ngige, the workplace of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance exhibited proof that N15.4billion had been discharged to state funded colleges.

On earned scholarly recompenses, he said President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed N20billion to balance back payments of the 2009 to 2012 checked profit by college educators.

In any case, talking with Premium Times on Saturday, ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi, said after checking on the offers made by the administration, individuals from the association crosswise over different grounds and zones rejected it.

“Our individuals have rejected tokenism as for exceptional rejuvenation store of N1.1 trillion. They are demanding that legislature should discharge something like one tranche of N220 billion spread more than four fourth of 2019.

“On earned scholarly remittances, our individuals said government’s proposed sum out of the checked parity ought not be not exactly the aggregate sum discharged last time, while proof of mainstreaming the stipends into the 2019 spending plan ought to be appeared. Likewise, timetable ought to be connected to installment of the parity of the overdue debts.

“The rejuvenation support and earned scholarly stipends are the two basic territories on which our individuals feel emphatically about. They expect important modifications with respect to government before they can rethink their choice on the continuous strike activity,” Ogunyemi said.

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