By Emmanuel Adigwe
A senior official of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has doubted the Federal Government’s willingness to honour the agreement it recently reached with the country’s university lecturers, there are still fears in some quarters if the federal government will do as it has promised.
GWG recalls that the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” called off its 9-month-old strike, but cautioned the government against reneging on the agreements reached with the union.
Also, ASUU’s National President, Professor Bidoun Ogunyemi stated that the union would not fail to go back to strike action if the government fails to meet parts of the agreement.
Speaking with Arise news on Thursday, Dele Ashiru, Chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of ASUU indeed expressed doubt on the readiness and capacity of the Federal Government to fulfil its part of the agreement.
He said: “I hope that they (the Federal Government) will not. The question of believe is very doubtful because Ngige as Minister of Labour and Employment in Nigeria had presided over two similar agreements with our union which they didn’t faithfully implement.
“So if you ask me whether I believe, I do not; but if you ask about hope, I hope that Ngige will live up to ensuring that the agreements are implemented this time around.”