The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated fresh conditions the government of President Muhammadu Buhari must take to end its six-month-long academic strike.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said the government must exhibit transparency to end the ongoing strike.
“Government should tell us and Nigerians – the money that has been alleged to have been approved for revitalisation – how much is it and where is it lodged? When will it be released?” Osodeke said.
Osodeke added that the government must clearly state its position on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), a payroll system that ASUU wants as a replacement for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS).
“Three, have they accepted the agreement we reached with their panel? They should come and tell us this, and not go to the press,” Osodeke added.
“Strike is a symptom of a problem. Any day you sort out that problem, you will not have strike.”
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022.
The lecturers accuse the government of not doing enough to end the strike.
The government denies the allegation.