The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities , Prof Biodun Ogunyemi , had earlier on Saturday, similarly said that the Federal Government claim that it released N163 bn to settle part of the demands of the union was misleading .
Ogunyemi , who spoke on the sidelines of the Nigeria Labour Congress meeting in Abuja, said , “ The minister referred to the release of N163 bn but that was not released by the Ministry of Education to revitalisation . That fund he alluded to was from TETFUND . TETFUND was there when we carried out the NEEDS Assessment in 2012 . What we called Revitalisation Fund today is a product of that exercise of 2012 . We have always drawn a line of distinction between what TETFUND gives and what we should access from the NEEDS Assessment Fund .
They are different terms of intervention that should not be equated to one . TETFUND as an intervention agent is ASUU ’ s brainchild which became a reality. The funds from NEEDS Assessment is to fix specific items of deficiency in our system . Both Federal and state governments have now relinquished their responsibilities to TETFUND , they now hold on to it. ”

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