The Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the provides made to it early this week by the Nigerian authorities.
In response to PREMIUM TIMES , the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated upon reviewing the provides made by the federal government, members of the union throughout numerous campuses and zones rejected it.
Mr. Ogunyemi, who described authorities’s provide on the excellent revitalization fund of N1.1 trillion as tokenism, stated members are insisting that authorities ought to launch not less than a tranche of N220 billion unfold over 4 quarters of 2019.
He added that on earned allowances, authorities’s proposal shouldn’t be lesser than the full quantity launched “the last time” out of the verified stability.
Recall that as a part of the settlement reached between the union and the federal government earlier than ASUU ended its industrial motion in September 2017, the Federal Authorities launched a complete N22.9 billion for earned allowances of each educational and non-academic employees throughout 22 Federal universities.
Of the quantity, lecturers below ASUU obtained N18.3billion, whereas non-teaching employees belonging to the Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigerian College (SSANU), Non-Tutorial Employees Union (NASU) and the Nationwide Affiliation of Tutorial Technologists (NAAT) obtained N4.6 billion.
Mr Ogunyemi stated; “Our members have rejected tokenism with respect to excellent revitalization fund of N1.1 trillion. They’re insisting that authorities ought to launch not less than one tranche of N220 billion unfold over 4 quarters of 2019.
“On earned educational allowances, our members stated authorities’s proposed quantity out of the verified stability shouldn’t be lower than the full quantity launched final time, whereas proof of mainstreaming the allowances into the 2019 finances must be proven. Additionally, timeline must be hooked up to fee of the stability of the arrears.
“The revitalization fund and earned academic allowances are the two critical areas on which our members feel strongly about. They expect necessary adjustments on the part of government before they can reconsider their decision on the ongoing strike action.”