The union which has chapters in public universities explained why it may tell lecturers working in institutions across the country to stay off work.
ASUU has been having disagreements with the Nigerian government over the funding of the universities and payroll issues.
There are indications that public universities across Nigeria may be shut if the lingering industrial dispute between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities is not resolved.
Our source reported that ASUU has threatened to embark on strike on Tuesday, August 31, if the federal government does not implement an agreement signed with the union.
The union’s president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, told our in an interview on Sunday, August 29, that the federal government has stopped communicating with ASUU
He accused the government of refusing pick calls from the union.
“The government has refused to reach out to us. Government officials have stopped. In fact, they don’t take our calls again. Nigerians should tell the government to do what they agreed to do.
“We signed an agreement and even in May, we reached a final agreement; this is August and nothing has been implemented. Does it make any sense? We are giving them till the end of August and after that, we start the procedures.”
PM News reported that the ASUU claimed that the government has not addressed the discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others issues in the agreement that led to the suspension of the strike on December 24, 2020.