ASUU Threatens To Go On Strike In July
Another round of crisis is looming in public universities across Nigeria.
Lecturers want their outstanding salaries paid in full.
The government is said to be owing academics in federal universities unpaid salaries and allowances worth 128 billion Naira.
The government has insisted that there would be no further release of funds to the universities until there is a forensic audit.
Government has failed to set a timeline to begin the audit.
The union has given the government a 4-month ultimatum to pay the outstanding sums.
The ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this during a news conference at the University of Abuja on Wednesday.
Ogunyemi said that ASUU insists on a framework for paying any part of the “Earned Academic Allowances” (EAA) arrears.
“In view of this, the union rose from its NEC meeting at the Bayero University Kano observing that the particular issue of EAA cannot be meaningfully addressed unless within an agreed framework.
“Hence the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU resolved that all outstanding arrears of EAA should be paid not later than July 2017.