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While reacting to the massive backlash on them as a result of the bad turn their last meeting with the Federal Government took, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has come out to give a reason why the meeting with the Federal Government of Nigeria had ended in a deadlock.
ASUU had also revealed that it ad rejected the Federal Government’s offer because it is “miserable”.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke had also made this disclosure in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Why ASUU rejects government’s award of salary’.
Recall that ASUU had on Tuesday met with the FG through the Prof. Nimi Briggs committee.
The statement read in part, “The major reason given by the Federal Government for the miserly offer, paucity of revenue, is not tenable.
“ASUU believes that if the leakages in the management of the country’s resources are stopped, there will be more than enough to meet the nation’s revenue and expenditure targets without borrowing and plunging the country into a debt crisis as is the case now.”
In another report, the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) has made an open call on the Federal, State and Local Governments of Nigeria to make sure that they jointly implement a working and reliable security policy which had happened in a bid to ensure the complete repeal of insecurity which has been bedevilling the country.
The leadership of NANS in the Osun State Axis had made the call in a press statement on Tuesday which had been jointly signed by Chairman, Afeez Oyewole; General Secretary, Salahudeen Adisa and JCC P.R.O, Adekanmi Adewale.
The student body had also reiterated that in 2020, aside from the COVID-19 factor, over 40.6 billion worth of foreign investments were diverted from the country’s economy due to the fast-rising situation of insecurity which makes it difficult for Nigeria to accommodate some businesses.