The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) national leader, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke says there is no strong agreement with the Federal Government that can lead to calling off the strike, the Punch reported.
ASUU embarked on industrial action on February 14, 2022 demanding improved welfare package and working condition, as well as the implementation of various agreement reached with the FG between 2009 and 2020.
Over the weekend, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige was quoted as saying “We had a cordial and fruitful discussion; we looked at the issues dispassionately and reached some agreements, to the satisfaction of everybody in attendance.”
However, the national leaders of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke told Punch that the body is not aware it is calling off the strike and that there is no concrete agreement with the government.
He said, “We are not aware that we are calling off the strike. We met but there was nothing concrete between us and the government. Like we said before, we do not want promises, we want actions, if they show action and implement all the issues, we will go to our members, but knowing their antecedents, we know they will not do anything.
“They promised us since December 2020 and it is going to a year and a half, they have not done anything. We are waiting for them.
“As far as we are concerned, only when they sign our agreements, accept UTAS, release EAA and revitalisation funds will we call the strikes off.”
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