Fact-check: Did ASUU Demand 1trillion Naira As Condition To Suspend Strike?

Following the recent four weeks warning strike embarked by the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) , report has been spreading on social media alleging that ASUU has demanded one trillion naira.

According to the reports which came in a twitter screenshot of the union’s alleged official page, it claimed that ASUU demanded the sum of 1 trillion naira from the federal government before the strike would be withdrawn.

Media houses like Newsone published yesterday that Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has demanded the sum of one trillion naira from the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend its ongoing strike.

However, a fact-check by Nexus News debunked the viral report.

It was learnt that ASUU did not make such claims.

Nexus News gathered that Emmanuel Osodeke, president of ASUU, speaking to the TheCable Lifestyle on Sunday denied the claims that the union demanded the sum of one trillion from the Federal Government.

“it’s not correct”. He stated.

The president further divulged that there has been limited development on the part of the government in respects to its matter with the union over the past couple of days.

“The outcome of that meeting was reported. Nobody mentioned N1 trillion. We don’t respond to all these rumours. What we’re demanding is coming after the government agreed to spend N1.3 trillion in 2009,” the ASUU president said.

“It was to be released N200 billion per year for five or six years. They didn’t do that which is what we’re asking for.” he added.

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