The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will give President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu time to implement its agreement with the federal government.
National president of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke, stated this while fielding questions from journalists during a colloquium organized by the Nasarawa State University Keffi branch of ASUU in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
He expressed optimism that President Tinubu will implement the agreement on revitalization of public universities in the country, and other welfare issues for union members.
He called on the federal government to urgently pay the salary arrears of his members withheld by the last administration for embarking on strike to push for their demands for improved package.
He reiterated the commitment of ASSU in the fight for improved infrastructure, better funding and independence of public universities in the country.
Speaking at the colloquium, Professors Nasir Fagge and Biodun Ogunyemi, both former presidents of ASUU, advocated stiffer penalties for lecturers who engaged in unethical conducts.
They decried the growing cases of “sex for marks” syndrome, noting that the anomaly is unhealthy.
They called on university administrations to evolve mechanisms to deal with the situation.
The vice chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala, called on ASUU to imbibe the virtues of patriotism and selflessness in their quest for a better university system.
The colloquium was aimed at finding solutions to unethical conducts in Nigerian Universities as well as updating the lecturers on the principles and workings of ASUU.