The Academic Staff Union of Universities yesterday reported that, the ongoing strike will not be called off unless the Federal Government fully implemented all the offers made to ASUU after their last meeting.

ASUU said that,it is usual behavior of the Federal Government to find it difficult to implement ASUU demands, stating that,unless they see actions and evidences of Federal Government commitment, the strike will continue.

Prof.Biodun Ogunyemi refuted the claim in Lagos yesterday, that an agreement was already reached with the Federal Government.

Read the full statement of ASUU National chairman during the interview in Lagos yesterday with reporters.

"Our members said they want to see evidence of satisfactory implementation of all they have proposed before the strike can be called off".

“As for the proposal, it can be disaggregated. There are items there that require implementation. If they are setting up a committee on state universities, and they actually do, it is not something we need to agree on.  It is about action".

“If they have implemented it, it is off the list. If the government says it will pay a shortfall of salaries on a certain date, and the date comes and they release the money, it is also implementation. There is no agreement on the matter".

“On the revitalisation fund, we presented to the government that five tranches of N220bn each were outstanding. The government has not said it will release one, even if it is spread over a period of one year.  There is no agreement on that. What they are offering is not even up to one tranche".

“Last year, they promised to release the fund but they did not till November when the strike began. Long story short, our members are saying they do not want promises again, what they want is action, implementation or disbursement of funds. The government must act in a way to convince the union that agreement has not been set aside; to show that government has not set aside the agreement, they should release one tranche".

Prof.Ogunyemi further stated that, ASUU members should await further developments on the strike as Strike continues.

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