The Academic Staff Union of Universities said the Federal Government, and not its members, are responsible for the union’s prolonged strike.
It therefore appealed to Nigerians to ask the government when it will sign the agreement reached at the just concluded renegotiation meeting.
ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview, 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.”
While speaking on their salary that was withheld due to the ongoing strike, Osodeke said it was unnecessary to take the government to court over it, adding that the case would be delayed for years if the union did so.
“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.