The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied reports that state the union is trying to boycott negotiations with the federal government.
According to Punch News, the National Executive Council and The chairperson of ASUU, Federal University of Technology Minna, Dr Gbolahan Bolarin, debunked this.
Some media reports quoted some sources who claimed that ASUU had discussed during its NEC meeting to boycott further negotiations with the government.
Speaking at an interview in Port Harcourt, Gbolahan said, “We never said that, who are we going to negotiate with if not them?
“Nigerians should stop peddling falsehood and fake news in the name of being the first to break the news or to divide people of goodwill that meant well for our nation.”
On the ASSU Strike
ASUU had declared an indefinite strike on Monday, August 29, 2022, following a six-month strike until the Federal Government meets its demands.
The decision was taken after the National Executive Council meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja.
ASUU had faulted the government for failing to meet some lingering demands which led to the suspension of its strike in 2020.
The union blamed the government for the failure to release revitalization funds for universities, the failure to release the white paper report of the visitation panel to universities, and the failure to deploy the University Transparency Accountability System to pay salaries and allowances of lecturers.