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Strike to begin in two weeks if FG fails to honour agreements – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has vowed to embark on strike in the next two weeks if agreements with the Federal Government are not met.

The Coordinator of ASUU, Calabar, Comrade Happiness Uduk issued the notice this during a press conference and protest organized at Abia state University, Uturu Main Campus.

She decried that various agreements between the union and the Nigerian government were yet to be honoured, leaving the academic staff and educational sector at large in deplorable condition.

She listed the issues to include no salary increment, salary arrears, poor funding of universities and non-payment of Earned Academic Allowances, among others.

The union rejected the Integrated Personal and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and the introduction of Treasury Single Account (TSA) in Abia State University, Uturu, and also condemned the victimisation of members of ASUU in Ebonyi State University (EBSU).

ASUU also rejected the Federal Government’s loan package for Nigerian students, warning that it would enslave the students.

“Universities would be shut down for academic activities in the next two weeks. Please take the message to them,” Uduk said.

Also speaking, the Chairman of ASUU in Abia State University, Dr Chidi Mba rejected the Treasury Single Account.

Mba, who said the lecturers are owed between 11 and 14 months salaries, also complained that salaries of some workers were slashed.