The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has claimed that the Federal Government’s pledge to satisfy all of its requests cannot be trusted. ayokinews.com reports
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the union’s National President, disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday.
He pointed out that the government had yet to contact ASUU leadership following its meeting with the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, during which it pledged to satisfy the lecturers’ demands.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently stated that the government was dedicated to keeping its pledges to ASUU.
However, Oshodeke claimed that the government could not be trusted, claiming that only NIREC had contacted ASUU following the meeting.
“It is only NIREC who got in touch and we will be meeting with them soon. FG didn’t get in touch with us, they only said it to please you people so that you will have something to write,” he said.
“We are very patient, the union is meeting soon and we hope they will get in touch with us before we meet them. You can’t trust any of them; they say something today and do the opposite. That is exactly where we are.”
“If they say they will implement all the agreements, why is it taking them all the years? Why do they have to tell third party? That’s the problem we have with them. They will tell you they are doing something and in the next 10years, they are still on it and the condition will persist.”
“We do hope that this time, they will change. As a patient union that believes that NIREC can help solve the issues, we will be patient with them.”