By Uzair Adam Imam
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that there is a possibility of going on a strike if the government does not address its demands.
The union said that the N52.5bn it received from the Federal Government would not be sufficient to deal with the challenges facing the university system in the country.
Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, the ASUU President, disclosed this in an interview with the journalists.
“There was a possibility that the union would still go on strike unless the government addressed its demands, including the 2009 agreement,” he said.
The Daily Reality gathered that the Federal Government had released N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance totalling N52.5bn to the union.
Osodeke added that: “The Federal Government had said it paid lecturers N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance.
“It noted that it had made some progress in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding the government reached with the union,” he stated.
However, Osodeke also described the fund released by the government as a token payment, reiterating that it was not enough for lecturers to change their minds on the suspended strike.