The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state, Joel Okewale, has said that the Federal Government should be blamed for the continuation of the ongoing strike by the union.
Okewale allegedly said that the FG has been insincere, deceitful and unwilling to resolve the issues raised by the union.
The ASUU OOU Chairman stated this yesterday while briefing pressmen at the ASUU Secretariat, OOU Mini Campus, Ago Iwoye.
He informed pressmen that rather than addressing and resolving the main issues that led to the strike, the FG had engaged in dishing out false information to raise hope of Nigerians over the unfortunate matter.
He noted that “government has not shown serious commitment to the defraying of the outstanding N1.1trillion revitalization fund and the shortfalls in salaries to affected ASUU members.”
“The revitalization fund as contained in the 2013 MOU and 2017 MOU between the FG and ASUU, were meant to ensure rapid transformation of Nigeria’s public universities for improved efficiency, infrastructural development and global competitiveness,” he further explained.
According to him, the union would continue with the strike action until the FG shows some signs of seriousness to the payment of revitalization fund, renegotiation of 2009 agreement and addressing of other matters such as release of NUPEMCO’s operation license by PENCOM, full payment of arrears of shortfalls in salaries, amongst others.
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