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Strike: Why we’ll not sue FG over withheld salaries — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed the reason it won’t sue the federal government for salaries withheld during the strike.

This was stated by the Union’s National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with The PUNCH.

According to him, if they decide to sue, the FG will make sure the case is dragged as long as possible.

Speaking Prof. Osodeke said; “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.

Discussing why ASUU is still on strike, he appealed to Nigerians to ask the government when it will sign the agreement reached at the just concluded renegotiation meeting.

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.”

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