The Supervising Minister for Education, Nyesom Wike, yesterday denied claims that the federal government has defaulted in its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the release of N220bn to the universities.
The minister’s spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu issued a statement last night refuting reports that the federal government had breached its agreement with the lecturers
“Government has already released the 2013 funds to the universities and the institutions have commenced procurements of their needs and the 2014 fund would also be released as at when due,” the statement said.
Wike insisted that the federal government remained committed to the agreement it entered with ASUU and will never breach it in anyway, saying “as I am talking to you now, members of the Needs Assessment Monitoring and Implementation Committee of which ASUU National President is member will meet tomorrow (today).”
He however, described the claims by the ASUU National Treasure as untrue and baseless.
National President of ASUU, Comrade Nasir Fagge, confirmed to schoolwatch.com.ng last night that he is a member of the Monitoring and Implementation committee of Needs Assessment.
Fagge said: “It is after this assignment that we can address the press and inform the world the development we have achieved.”
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