Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, Tuesday said the federal government owed the union N880billion on the revitalisation of universities.
The union also said the government refused to include earned academic allowances in the 2022 budget as promised.
While briefing newsmen shortly after their congress, the branch chairman, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, said the federal government had employed different tactics to delay the renegotiation of 2009 agreements for four years.
“The federal government now said the agreement will now be tabled before another tripartite committee to consider it. We know this is a strategy of the (President Muhammadu) Buhari administration to continue to impoverish the intellectual community,” he said.
Akinwole also said all possible avenues to make government do the needful and the mediation by many stakeholders to prevent another strike had failed to yield desirable results.
“They (stakeholders) all reported back to us that they were not able to convince government and that government was adamant,” he added