The federal government on Friday, February 1, begins an emergency meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike.
Premium Times reports that the meeting is currently holding at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, while speaking on Wednesday, January 23, stated that N50 billion is the least amount for the first quarter of 2019 the union is asking for from the federal government as revitalisation fund.
Ogunyemi revealed to newsmen that as at Wednesday not only has the federal government failed to pay the money, it is showing no indication of releasing it.
Ogunyemi, on the federal government’s claim that it had released a sum of N15.4 billion as part of shortfall in the payment of salaries of lecturers, said: “We are yet to confirm that as of Wednesday.
“The implication of this is that for some years now, public university lecturers have not been receiving full salaries, let alone earned allowances.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that ASUU on Monday, January 28, called into question the integrity of the examinations and certificates being conducted and issued by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Osun state.
Adeola Egbedokun, the ASUU chairman in OAU expressed worry over the fact that the authority of the institution continued with examinations for students amidst the industrial action that has led to the absence of lecturers in most universities
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