The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, in a recent interview, has charged the federal government with a new set of demands to end the ongoing strike.
Driving the news
ASUU disclosed that if the federal government pays the university body N200 billion out of the N4 trillion allocated to fuel subsidy, it would end the ongoing strike.
For the fifth time in 9 years, the union of public universities in Nigeria is on strike, reiterating nearly the same demands since 2009. The current strike began with a one-month warning strike, followed by a two-month extension, after a prolonged back and forth between the federal government and the union’s leadership.
What they are saying
ASUU’s chairman, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, accused the federal government of not prioritizing the needs of the tertiary education sector. He added that the federal government could raise N4 trillion for fuel subsidy but refused to fund the educational sector with N200 billion.