The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Thursday said the union was not informed of the N1.2tn that the Federal Government said it would need to meet its members’ requests.
He also blamed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, for misinforming the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), about the lasting strike by the union.
The Federal Government had, in a message on Wednesday, by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, alleged that the proposal made by the Prof. Limi Briggs-led committee about the requests of members of ASUU and other unions in universities would gulp N1.12tn to enforce.
A report also on July 11, 2022, revealed how Buhari pleaded to the union to revisit its ongoing strike because the action is taking a toll on parents and students.