Tuesday, 26 November 2013

On ASUU And Abacha's $700m Loot

The Government of Switzerland has said it has returned to the Nigerian government about $700m, stashed in Swiss banks and traced to the late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha

- Source: Punch Newspapers

The Federal Government, yesterday, condemned the new conditions which Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, insists must be met before the five-month old strike could be called off.

The three conditions were payment of four months salaries, which accumulated during the period of the strike; immediate implementation of the N1.2 trillion offered by the government to public universities, starting with the release of N100 billion this year and the balance of N1.1 trillion to be spread over five years from 2014.

- Source: Vanguard Newspapers

My question: Are ASUU's demands unreasonable? And in the light of the loot returned by Switzerland, what is the federal government's excuse for rejecting ASUU demands?

©Naomi Lucas

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