FG’s promises are cheap – ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the Federal Government’s promises as cheap, saying its members would not be swayed by them.

ASUU President Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi said this during an interview on a Lagos-based national television programme yesterday.

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“We have concluded that promises from the government are very cheap. We are not bothered about what promises the government makes now,” he said.

Ogunyemi’s comments came less than 24 hours after the union commenced an industrial action as a result of their grievances with the Federal Government.

According to ASUU, the decision to direct its members across the country to down tools on Sunday was because of poor funding of the nation’s universities.

He also decried the reduction in the budget for education in the past few years, stressing that the education sector of any nation should always…

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