The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has said the N34 billion released by the Federal Government for the payment of minimum wage adjustment arrears was not one of the union's demands.
Osodeke said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota on Thursday.
The president further sympathised with Nigerian students whom he said were paying the price for the betterment of the country's education sector and its future.
“ASUU sympathises with them, and we believe that with what is going on if we continue with the struggle, we will have an education system where Nigerian students will have the same lecture rooms as their foreign counterparts,” he said.
Osodeke noted that the union had no reason to call off the strike since their demands were yet to be met.
The Federal Government on Tuesday released 34 billion for the payment of minimum wage consequential adjustment to university and polytechnic lecturers.