The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had on Saturday rejected the proposal by the federal government after the leadership of ASUU consulted with other members of the Union.
According to the President of the Union Biodun Ogunyemi said after review of the offer by the Federal government by its members across various campuses and zones, the Union rejected the Federal Government’s offer.
“Our members have rejected tokenism with respect to outstanding revitalization fund of N1.1 trillion. They are insisting that government should release at least one tranche of N220 billion spread over four quarters of 2019.
“On earned academic allowances, our members said government’s proposed amount out of the verified balance should not be less than the total amount released last time, while evidence of mainstreaming the allowances into the 2019 budget should be shown. Also, timeline should be attached to payment of the balance of the arrears.
“The revitalization fund and earned academic allowances are the two critical areas on which our members feel strongly about. They expect necessary adjustments on the part of government before they can reconsider their decision on the ongoing strike action,” Ogunyemi said.