The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has alleged that the Federal Government is reneging on its promise to implement the Memorandum of Action, MOA, the two parties signed last December, adding that its members can embark on strike anytime.
ASUU also accused the Government of trying to cripple the union by withholding check off dues of members for over a year.
Briefing newsmen in Lagos, the Lagos Zonal Coordinator of the Union, Dr. Adelaja Odukoya, said the dues meant for ASUU ran into millions of naira, alleging that the act was perpetrated by the Government through the controversial Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System, IPPIS.
Dr. Odukoya, who noted that enough time has been given for the Government to do the needful, recalled that the Union called off strike last December and signed a MOA, expressing worry that out of the nine items on the list for implementation, only two have been done, including the setting up of Visitation panels to Universities.
He regretted that promotion arrears, which is also on the list for implementation, has not been done completely, wondering why the Revitalisation Fund which the Federal Government said it had deposited at the Central Bank of Nigeria since January this year has not got to the accounts of beneficiaries.