ASSU gives FC fresh condition as strike hits 188 days

ASSU gives FC fresh condition as strike hits 188 days

Amid the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that has hit 189 days, the union on Friday gave the Federal Government a fresh condition to end the protracted strike.

It could be recalled that the academic union went on an indefinite strike on February 14, 2022, and ever since all efforts to reach a compromise by President Muhammadu Buhari-led government have proven abortive.

In its fresh condition, the union insisted that the Federal Government would have to pay the salary backlog to lecturers, conserving that without the move, unfinished academic sessions should be forgotten.

Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU President who gave the condition while speaking in an interview with Channel TV’s ‘Breakfast Today’ said that though public universities have been shut since February this year, the lecturers should be paid since they have to teach to make up for time lost during the closure.

Prof. Osodeke stated this while reacting to the Federal Government’s insistence on the non-payment of the lecturers’ salaries over the industrial action.

Source; Daily Independent

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