The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the union had not refused an invite from the federal government for negotiation throughout its ongoing strike and that the allegations of N800 billion by the Minister of Labour and Employment have been baseless.
According to the President of ASUU, the union has by no means declined an invite to a negotiation assembly with the federal government. He stated what the union requested authorities representatives to do was to ship a response to the final letter the union despatched to them. ” How can they declare to have invited us to a gathering and not using a clear agenda or any a call for participation?” He queried.
On the N800 billion allegation, the ASUU president described the allegation as pure mischief stating that the union is totally embarrassed that such reckless and baseless allegation may very well be credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment.
“In the primary place, is ASUU chargeable for the administration of the payroll and personnel info within the universities? Secondly, what number of of these chargeable for the so-known as “double funds” have the federal government apprehended, tried, and jailed to function deterrents?” He stated.