Katsina — Leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU ), Kano zone have alleged that some touts have been sponsored by the government to burn down ASUU secretariat and the residence of union's zonal chairman in Kano State.
A statement by the union signed by its zonal coordinator, Dr. Rabi'u Nasiru and made available to newsmen in Katsina state yesterday, alleged that the touts were hired to carry out the act in order to cause chaos in Kano and other cities across the country.
The union condemned the act, affirming that "this action will never derail the union from fighting against bad governance and attempts to enslave majority of Nigerians by few corrupt and inept leaders."
The union pointed out that the move was aimed at discrediting the good image of ASUU and its leaders in the country.
The meeting, the statement added, also reviewed the recent offer to the union and resolved that the FG was trying to unilaterally renegotiate the 2009 agreement by promising to set aside N200billion for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 as against the N1.3tr stipulated to be injected by the government between 2012 and 2015.
"Going by the MoU signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in 2012, government agreed to inject N100bn for 2012, N400billion for 2013 and N400billion each for 2014 and 2015 respectively," the statement noted.
However, the union pointed out that government has set up a different agenda which indicated that it will only provide N700billion if at all it will implement the agreement.