President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has revealed on Tuesday that the national leadership of the union is still in consultation with its members on what its reply will be to the offers made by the federal government.
“We have what the government is offering and have transmitted same to our members nationwide and we are consulting on what the next line of action will be. You know a tree does not make a forest and our union is democratic in nature and practice.
“As for how long the consultation would take, I cannot say but it may go beyond this week. Whatever we decide on is definitely going to be in national interest, the interest of our children, the interest of our members and the good of all,” he said.
Recall that after series of meetings, the government promised to pay the withheld salaries of lecturers ranging from four to eight months. The government also said it would release N75 billion for the revitalisation of the system and the payment of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA).