Education in Nigeria, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had claimed that the Federal Government is yet to address most of the issues that led to the union’s recent strike.
Following a series of negotiations, ASUU called off an eight-month strike late last year.
Part of the lecturers’ demands is the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
But months after the development, the union said the government is yet to address most of its demands including the payment of salary backlogs.
“As far as this present government is concerned, once the strike is over, the issue is resolved unknown to them that a strike is a symptom of a problem. They have abandoned the problem. Since we called off the strike based on a court directive, not a single meeting has been called. Not a kobo has been paid,” he told Channels Television on Thursday.
According to him, the union members are battling to meet up with the academic calendar in spite of the government’s posture.