The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has insisted that it has not backed down on the ultimatum given to the Federal Government adding that, the union has not heard anything from the government’s representatives since they both met last Thursday.
The National President of the Union, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, had also lamented the pressure placed by the government on members of his union as regards joining the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System.
But Osodeke explained on Tuesday that the Federal government was yet to make any move.
Meanwhile, the ultimatum had made the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to invite the ASUU President, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; and Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, among others.
At the end of the last week meeting, the government had reportedly promised to pay ASUU this week.
He said the federal government had not commenced payment and had not reached out after the meeting.
“Since that meeting, we have not heard from the Federal Government. But our ultimatum still stands. We gave the government three weeks and one week has passed; they are left with two weeks,” Osodeke explained.
The government had promised to pay the N30billion revitalisation fund to universities while also agreeing to release N22.1billion earned allowances to university workers.