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ASUU Threatens Fresh Strike If FG Fails to Honour Agreement


A developing report has it that lecturers in public universities may soon begin another strike if the federal government fails to fulfil its own part of the agreement reached in December 2020.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) stated that a fresh industrial action could commence as early as next week. Government officials discussing with representatives from ASUU.

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The union made the disclosure in a tweet on Monday, January 4. In another tweet on Tuesday morning, January 5, ASUU advised the government to honour the agreement reached to avert the planned strike. Meanwhile, Nigerian university teachers have accused the federal government of reneging on the agreement reached with ASUU.

The allegation comes two weeks after the lecturers suspended their nine-month-old strike. In a statement sent to journalists, ASUU noted that the government was yet to pay their December salaries, while “illegal” deductions were still to be refunded.

Previously: ASUU Awaits Release of N40bn Earned Allowance from FG

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is awaiting the release of the N40 billion earned allowance the Federal Government promised the union, 12 days after it called off the nine-month strike.

The government, it said, has also failed to continue payment of the withheld salaries of its members that are not enrolled on the controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) after paying two months in December.

ASUU called of its strike on December 23, 2020, after a new deal with the government team, led by Labour and Employment Minster Chris Ngige, on December 22.

As a sign of good faith, the government paid two months of the six months withheld salaries of ASUU members, since March last year, leaving four months arrears.

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