The recent jubilation by tertiary institutions students might be cut short as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) is about to embark on another strike
ASUU revealed that the association is yet to receive the remittance and salaries for check-off dues of over 1000 staff for 13 months.
This was disclosed by the ASUU chairman, Lazarus Magoro in a press release at the University of Jos.
Maigoro said, the pending discord between the federal government and the Union is likely to lead to another strike, an action that will affect tertiary institutions at large.
Maigoro appealed to the Federal Government to find a lasting solution that would forestall the closure of tertiary institutions.
He noted that no action has been carried out despite Presidential Muhammadu Buhari directive instructing Attorney General of the Federation to immediately release payment of salaries of lecturers, having signed the 2020 MoA. The AGF still insists on lecturers traveling down to Abuja to validate their details with the IPPIS.
Maigoro said, “Mr. Ahmed Idris, from all intent and purposes, is bent on withholding the salaries of over 1,000 members of ASUU spread across the country with more than 100 of such lecturers being members of our Branch in University of Jos.”
“More worrisome is the fact that while the AGF is refusing to pay these salaries, his staff are busy calling the affected lecturers and insisting they have to register with IPPIS before they are paid; some are even asked to forfeit a part of their salaries in order to be paid. So it is very clear that this is a deliberate act on the part of the AGF and his staff.”