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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to query universities that have failed to comply with its decision to remain on strike while negotiations with the federal government continue.
In an interview on Monday in Abuja, ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, five months after the union embarked on the strike, has continued to press home their demands.
Their demands include, funding of the revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, university transparency accountability solution, and promotion arrears.
Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Since the union embarked on strike, few of its members have pulled out of the ongoing strike to resume their academic activities.
Mr Osodeke said the union will punish those who have pulled out from the ongoing strike.
“We will ensure to query them and we will follow it up the appropriate way. We have even queried some of them in accordance with the union,” he said.
The union president also noted that since the last tripartite plus meeting called by the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on the ongoing industrial action over a month ago, there has been no other meeting.
He said that there was nothing concrete that came out of the last meeting, adding: “We have not been called for any other meeting since that time and the government did not offer us anything, they just asked us to meet with the committee that was all.”
He also said that the union will be meeting with the government within the week.
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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.