The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has said the union is still consulting on what its reply will be to the offers the Federal Government made for it to end its eight-month-old strike.
According to Vanguard, the consultation is being done with members across the country and other critical stakeholders.
“We have what the government is offering and have transmitted the same to our members nationwide, and we are consulting on what the next line of action will be. You know a tree does not make a forest, and our union is democratic in nature and practice.
“As for how long the consultation would take, I cannot say, but it may go beyond this week. Whatever we decide on is going to be in the national interest, the interest of our children, the interest of our members and the good of all,” Ogunyemi said.
Recall that after a series of meetings the leadership of the union held with the government team led by the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, the government promised to pay the withheld salaries of lecturers ranging from four to eight months.
On Friday, the Federal Government agreed to exempt ASUU from the IPPIS and also increased the academic earned allowance to N70bn.