Strike: Asuu Rejects Speculations of them Receiving Money from the FG

Olufemi Atoyebi and Ademola Babalola

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday denies accepting the aggregate from securing N163bn from government in an offer to suspend the three-month old strike.

In an announcement titled, 'Re: N163bn discharged to ASUU: Putting the record straight,' marked by the Ibadan zonal organizer of the association, Dr Ade Adejumo, the association, stated, "By and by, the consideration of our association has been attracted to another bit of falsehood which gives the feeling that ASUU gathers cash from government.

"For umpteenth time, let it be realized that our association is an energetic association whose exercises are driven by principled conviction that the assets of the nation can all the more likely be overseen for a definitive advantage of the Nigerian culture, particularly the training segment which is our quick voting demographic.

"The administration and every cultivated individual know about how the college is overseen, so additionally the assets accessible to it. The administration realizes that it is the board and the college organization that get and burn through all the cash coming into the college. ASUU doesn't get cash from government and doesn't spend it."

It included, "Even cash implied for our pay rates and different stipends come straightforwardly to the college organization which readies the financial plan and oversees it. ASUU individuals gather just their compensations as paid by the college. Contracts and all the capital activities are granted by the chambers that are delegated by the administration, not ASUU.

"It is with regards to the over that our association approaches the bad habit chancellors and chamber executives to quit acting like vultures that hold up quietly by the sidelines, trusting that the diversion will fall just to slide on the cadaver.

"They should unite with ASUU in its battles to pull in imperative subsidizing into our state funded colleges instead of working experiencing some miscommunication with us. Some portion of the least anticipated from them is to turn out straightforwardly to put the record straight each time the administration turns out with the intentional misrepresentation that cash has been discharged to ASUU."

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, had prior on Saturday, comparatively said that the Federal Government guarantee that it discharged N163bn to settle some portion of the requests of the association was deceiving.

Ogunyemi, who talked on the sidelines of the Nigeria Labor Congress meeting in Abuja, stated, "The priest alluded to the arrival of N163bn however that was not discharged by the Ministry of Education to revitalisation. That finance he suggested was from TETFUND. TETFUND was there when we done the NEEDS Assessment in 2012. What we called Revitalisation Fund today is a result of that activity of 2012. We have constantly drawn a line of refinement between what TETFUND gives and what we should access from the NEEDS Assessment Fund.

"They are distinctive terms of mediation that ought not be compared to one. TETFUND as an intercession specialist is ASUU's brainchild which turned into a reality. The assets from NEEDS Assessment is to fix explicit things of insufficiency in our framework. Both Federal and state governments have now surrendered their obligations to TETFUND, they presently clutch it."

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