Academic Staff Union of Universities says university lecturers in the country have yet to call off their eight-month-old strike.
ASUU also said it does not operate a Twitter account and debunked reports announcing the suspension of the ongoing industrial action as fake.
ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this in an interview on Saturday.
“ASUU does not have a Twitter account. Many people have been bombarding me with telephone calls and I can’t answer again. If we want to call off our strike, we will address a press conference and that is how we operate,” he said.
Federal Government had on Friday accepted ASUU’s demand that lecturers be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
FG had also offered to increase the Earned Allowances to university staff from N30 billion to N35b and the Revitalisation Fund from N20b to N25b.
The development came after weeks of negotiations and disagreements by the FG and ASUU, which proposed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution as its preferred payment platform.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who read the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU in Abuja on Frida, had said the government also agreed to the association’s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.
The breakthrough in negotiations is expected to end the eight-month strike embarked on by the university lecturers as parents and students wait on ASUU to call off the strike.