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ASUU Yet To Receive Allocations Agreed Upon With FG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is yet to receive allocations which were agreed upon last year.

This was disclosed by the National President of the union, Dr. Nasir Fagge, in a chat with P.M.NEWS Monday.

Fagge explained that the Minister for Education, Nyesom Wike, who is the head of the implementation committee, is always busy and this has prevented him(Wike) from having regular meetings with the union.

He however hopes that when the minister returns to the country, the 2013 allocation for revitalisation of the country’s universities will be disbursed accordingly.

“The minister has been busy all this while and now he has travelled again. We had requested that someone who is less busy be given to us so that we can have regular meetings but it has not been the case.

“We hope that when the minister returns from his latest trip, our 2013 allocation out of the N200 billion for the revitalisation of our universities will be disbursed.

“Part of our agreement also was the fact that our annual allocation of N220 billion will be made available on a quarterly basis.

“So, we expect that part of the amount for the first quarter will be disbursed as well when we finally meet,” Fagge explained.

Meanwhile, the union is set to meet today at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Akure, Ondo state to attend to some ‘emergencies’ in the institution.

“We shall address the press in Akure today on some issues which need urgent attention in the school,” Fagge said.

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