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Why we aren’t calling off strike anytime soon – ASUU President

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President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osedeke has said that the ongoing strike action is may linger due to an impasse with federal government.

He spoke during an interview on Arise TV while reacting to Senate President Ahmed Lawan’s statement few days ago that the 2009 agreement the government reached with ASUU is unrealistic.

Lawan said: “There’s no way the government can handle that agreement. It’s a contentious issue because some people only wanted ASUU to go back to the classes. The federal government must always remain truthful because I don’t see how they’ll get that money.”

Osedeke said the senate president spoke without reading the agreement because he if he was informed on what it stipulates, he would known if the federal government had followed an annual payment plan of N1.3 trillion, the union’s demands would have been met in 6 years.

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