ASUU vs. FG, ASUU sets to hold emergency National Executive Council meeting over unpaid  salaries


The deciding body of ASUU, which is known as National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), is planning to hold an emergency meeting, during which they will discuss and agree on what to do about the withheld 224 days salary arrears of their members.

From the latest announcement, the date for the meeting has not been decided by the National Executive Council of the union but  ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, confirmed the development to Punch, noting that a due date would soon be picked and communicated to the public.

According to him;

“The (National Executive Council) held their meeting in the past before now , there are agreements within us  but we are planning to meet soon, to take an action  to decide on the next step to take, and when we do so, we will let the public know.

“But what I can assure you is that we will meet very soon, and take a decision on this issue of withheld salaries. The FG must pay up these debts. It is our right.

“As a body and an organization, we have permitted  the government some time to see if there will be any improvement, but they have done nothing. We are collating reports from our members and will take action,” he said.

While lamenting the situation, he said lecturers in Nigerian universities were going through hard times.

“Our members are passing through difficult times while they are doing the same work the FG said they did not do and were not going to be paid for.

“We are doing all these in the interest of the country but this will not be forever. We will certainly meet very soon and take a proper decision at that meeting,” he added.

He said there was no headway on the discussions between the lecturers and the Federal Government, noting that the legal battle between them would continue in February.


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