The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said that it would not call off its strike if all its demands were not met.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the national president of ASUU, disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday.
The union had declared a 30-day warning strike over the federal government’s failure to honour the agreement signed by both parties, a move the government had faulted.
But in his reaction, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, cautioned the union not to intimidate the committee and Ministry of Education, saying if they did, their document would not fly.
“We had a committee we impanelled in the ministry of education to take matters up because they are the direct employers of the lecturers. The committee was headed by Professor Manzali and there was a draft proposal which the education ministry has to agree on with them and then break it up to the higher bodies of the government, the Presidential Committee on Salaries, and from there, it goes to FEC for approval.
“ASUU should not intimidate the education ministry or the committee to come up with things that are not in tandem with the normal rate. If they do that, the document will not fly. The ministry of education will resuscitate that committee within two weeks to look at the draft proposal it had with ASUU so that they can come up with something for the PSC to have a look at and send to FEC”.