The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned of a fresh strike over unremitted deductions by the Nigerian Government.
The academic body in a series of tweets on Monday blamed the Federal Government, as well as the Accountant General of the Federation, over what it called the victimisation of its members.
ASUU warns of fresh strike over unremitted deductions
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday blamed the Federal Government, as well as the Accountant General of the Federation, over what it called the victimisation of its members. pic.twitter.com/ZkhAjuDeK0
— Official_ASUU (@ASUUNGR) March 15, 2021
It said the Federal Government had refused to pay its members salaries despite the ‘no victimisation clause’ of the suspended strike.
According to ASUU, while its members are back to their duty posts to work, the harsh economy being experienced due to unpaid salaries and non-refund of deducted check-off dues will affect productivity.
The Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, said the Federal Government failed to remit the deductions it made to the account of the union. The union warned that if pushed to the limit, “withdrawal of work in the nearest future may be inevitable.”
Akinwole said while the government was paying outstanding five months salaries for those on the nominal role at an agonisingly slow pace over 100 UI academic staff members were being owed salaries for between two to 10 months.
He said those newly employed in February 2020 had not received money with their families and dependants suffering over their rejection of enrolment on the IPPIS.
The ASUU chief said, “The suspension of the strike was based on an agreement reached and a ‘Memorandum of Action’ signed in good faith between the government and ASUU at the stakeholders’.