Fresh Strike Looms As Tinubu’s FG Gets Urgent Demand From ASUU, Details Emerge

Fresh Strike Looms As Tinubu’s FG Gets Urgent Demand From ASUU, Details Emerge

  • The current administration headed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has an urgent issue to attend to
  • This is as ASUU frowned at the withheld eight months' salaries of its members during the period of the recently suspended strike
  • ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodoke, urged the new administration of Tinubu to ensure payment of the salaries of the lecturers

Maiduguri, Borno state - The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised serious concerns over the welfare of its members.

Bola Tinubu, ASUU
Tinubu gets urgent demand from ASUU. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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ASUU, on Thursday, August 24, urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately pay the withheld eight months' lecturers' salaries consequent upon “the 2022 patriotic strike action triggered by government’s failure” to honour agreements reached with it, The Guardian reported.

The union acknowledged the ongoing efforts to make the federal government release the withheld salaries of academics and implored its national leadership, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and all true patriots to spare no effort in this respect.

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After a meeting in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 20, ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in a statement, also revealed that the lecturers opposed the dissolution of the governing councils of federal universities, saying the action violated extant laws, Channels TV report added.

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The education body has vowed to fight the Nigerian government until the withheld eight months salaries of its members are paid to them in full, The Nigerian Tribune report added.

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According to Primate Ayodele, the Academic Staff Union of Universities will begin to make new demands.

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported on the federal government’s decision to dissolve the governing boards in universities across Nigeria.

On Thursday, August 10, ASUU decried the move and called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's led government to reverse the decision that they described as an obnoxious one.

The union noted that it is "extremely unpleasant" for the FG to dissolve the councils without completing their tenures of office and without "due recourse to the university laws".

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