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We Are Not Aware of N15.89bn from FG – ASUU

Delegates of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Federal
Delegates of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Federal Government (FG) in a meeting. Photo: Punch

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had said that the union has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89bn to universities by the Federal Government for the payment of shortfall in salaries of university lecturers.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), ASUU’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview with men of the press on Wednesday in Lagos.

“Well, someone actually drew my attention to the report. I have not received any formal letter from the Federal Government conveying such information to us.

“The only information I got from the Minister of Labor this afternoon when we spoke was that they have done something concerning our demands; what they have done, I do not know.

“The other thing he told me was that there is going to be a meeting between us (ASUU) and Federal Government on Monday.

“It is only when we get to the meeting that we will be able to know what government has done and if it is okay by us, then, we will convey same to our members who will now take the next line of action,” Ogunyemi stated.

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