-ANIETIE UDOBIT, Abuja
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued an ultimatum to the federal government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July 2017.
The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this while addressing journalists at the University of Abuja on Wednesday.
According to him, the Federal Government is owing academics in federal universities unpaid allowances of not less than N128 billion.
“In view of this, the union rose from its NEC meeting at the Bayero University Kano, observing that the particular issue of EAA cannot be meaningfully addressed unless within an agreed framework.
“Hence the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU resolved that all outstanding arrears of EAA should be paid not later than July 2017.
“The decision of ASUU-NEC on the issue has since been communicated to the Minister of Education, Senate President and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund,’’ he said.