Written by Godfrey AKON

ASUU faults FG over N25bn earned allowance

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the Federal Government has failed to abide by the terms of agreement reached with the union during its last industrial action.

ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke at a briefing in Abuja, said the Union has been on the trail for the said amount since February with no result in sight.

Ogunyemi’s remarks come on the heels of the announcement by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, that the federal government has just approved an additional sum of N25 billion for  Earned Academic Allowance to be shared to beneficiary institutions directly.

Adamu had at his valedictory in Abuja reeled out his achievements as minister of education, calling on ASUU to shun strike so that the union can negotiate with the government under a peaceful atmosphere.

But the ASUU President, noted that government should be blamed for any further disruption of the Nigerian university system.

He also faulted the attitude of the leader of the Federal Government negotiating team, Wale Babalakin, saying that he lacks the disposition and humility needed to effectively carry out the successful negotiation.

 

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