The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has told Nigerians not to be blame the union for the prolonged strike, rather they should blame the Federal Government.
It therefore appealed to Nigerians to ask the government when it will sign the agreement reached at the just concluded renegotiation meeting.
Recall that, President Buhari had recently begged the union to reconsider the future of Nigerian students and resume while negotiations are still on going.
ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with The Punch, urged Nigerians to ask the government when it would attend to the union’s demands.
He said, “We are waiting for the government after the renegotiation meeting. We have not heard anything from them.
“It will be a month on July 16, 2022 since they met with us. Nigerians should ask them when they will ask us to come and sign the report/agreement of the renegotiation meeting.
“After all the promises they made, by July 16, 2022, this month, it will be one month and these young Nigerians are languishing at home doing nothing.”
When asked about the withheld salaries of the union members by the federal government, the chairman stated that there was no point taking the government to court because the case will still be on even when the government leaves.
“On our withheld salaries, if we decide to take them to court, they will mock us by getting their smart lawyers, and the case will be adjourned for years, then it will go to the appeal court. On the issue that concerns our members, this government will leave and we will be in court for years,” he said.