The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, has vowed to continue its ongoing strike action until the Federal Government addresses all its demands fully. The feferal government should pay up the seven months salary they are oweing them.
The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this at the University of Port Harcourt on during an interactive session with critical stakeholders to explain the struggles of the union.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said thatbthey are not ready to suspend its ongoing strike until federal government pays outstanding three-to-seven months withheld salaries and approves University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (UTAS) among other demands.
ASUU in a statement released by the Zonal Coordinator of the Ibadan Zone, Professor Ade Adejumo, faulted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, saying he lied that government was not owing lecturers any salary on a TV broadcast.
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According to ASUU, federal government agencies have been footdragging on early resolution of the ongoing strike anchored on implementation of outstanding components of 2009 FG-ASUU agreement
- revitalisation funding of Universities,
- unpaid earned academic allowances and
- renegotiation of the agreement for upward review of salaries of lecturers to conform with contemporary reality.