Breaking NewsEducationPoliticsRecent News

Breaking: ASUU Paralyses Nigerian Universities, Commences Indefinite Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite nationwide industrial action.
The National President of the union, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Monday morning during a meeting of the National Executive Council of ASUU in Abuja.
Ogunyemi said the nationwide strike would be total and comprehensive.
“During the strike, there shall be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of our branches,” he said.
In March this year, the union told Nigerians to hold the Federal Government responsible for the growing corruption in public universities across the country.
ASUU had directed its members to reject all incomplete salaries from the government starting from the end of March.
According to the union, the cut in remittances to public universities by the Federal Government, leading to the payment of staff salaries in bits, has only led workers to indulge in corrupt practices in an effort to cater for their needs.
Prof. Ogunyemi said that ASUU had mandated all its members “to reject all incomplete payments from the government, starting from the end of March.”
Ogunyemi said, “The minimum all employers owe their employees is paying their full salaries. When workers are not rewarded for job done, they are exposed to the temptations of cutting corners and corruptive tendencies to make ends meet.
“Government may surreptitiously be encouraging corruption in the Nigerian university system by deliberately underpaying academics and other workers in the system. The NEC, having discussed the shortfall in the payment of salaries, resolved that, as from the end of March, 2017, ASUU members should reject any form of fractional payment of salaries as well as the non-release of subventions to state universities.”

MEND Withdraws from PANDEF

Previous article

Breaking: Edo Assembly Impreaches Speaker, Deputy, Majority Leader, Elects New One

Next article

You may also like


Leave a Reply