The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to question universities that have not abided by its decision to continue with the strike as long as negotiations with the federal government continue.
The ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
NAN recalls that ASUU has been on strike for the past five months to press home its demands.
Among the demands of the striking lecturers are funding for the revival of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and backlogged promotions.
Other demands include renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FG agreement and discrepancies in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
However, NAN reports that since the union’s strike began, some of its members have called off the ongoing strike to resume their academic activities.
According to Osodeke, we will punish those who have pulled out from our ongoing strike the appropriate way.
“We will ensure to query them and we will follow it up the appropriate way. We have even queried some of them in accordance with the union,’’ he said.
Osodeke also noted that since the last Tripartite Plus meeting called by the Chief of Staff to the President on the ongoing industrial action over a month ago, there has been no other meeting.
He said that there was nothing concrete that came out of the last meeting that was held at the villa.
“We have not been called for any other meeting since that time and government did not offer us anything, they just ask us to meeting with the committee that was all.
He also said that the union will be meeting with government within the week.