The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has responded to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) critic of the Federal Government by saying that it (Federal Government) cannot attend to ASUU’s demand at once.
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ASUU gave the Federal Government a three weeks deadline to meet its demands. Some of these demands are payment of allowances, payment of revitalization funds to universities, creation of visitation panels and implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution instead of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System for the payment of workers in the ivory towers.
Following the expiration of the ultimatum and no response from the Federal Government, ASUU then consulted its members to determine the next line of action.
The Minister speaking yesterday on behalf of the Federal Government said there are no available resources to meet all ASUU’s demands at once.
The Minister stressed that there is no fight between the both parties and there is no need for one. He assured the union that the Federal Government would do its part in due time.