The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has remarked that the government should not expect members to resume without paying their withheld salaries. ASUU’s President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi who disclosed this during a telephone interview on Sunday, added that the union is still consulting.
He said, “We are still consulting; we have not finished consultation, by the end of this week we shall make our report public. There are promises government made with dates. The government promised to release the salaries of our members. The withheld salaries have not been paid and we need to have information on that. The government should not expect us to resume without releasing our salaries.”
He stressed that once the timeline expires this week without the salaries being paid, the union would take a final decision.
“I can’t vouch for anything about resumption, but my members will determine that. The only thing I know is that payment of withheld salaries can smoothen the process and that is what we have told the government. It will aid the final decision.