There were strong indications on Monday that students of public universities in the country would stay at home further as the Academic Staff Union of Universities dismissed the Federal Government’ s directive that all educational institutions in the country should resume on Monday next week .
The National President of ASUU , Prof Biodun Ogunyemi , in a telephone interview with newsmen said the Federal Government was not sincere about negotiations with the union, adding that lecturers would not resume on an empty stomach.
Ogunyemi specifically took a swipe at the Accountant General of the Federation , Mr Ahmed Idris , for violating a directive of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), that lecturers ’ salaries should be paid .
He hinted that Nigerians should be ready for a long- drawn strike in universities with the way government was handling negotiations .