Details of ASUU NEC meeting Emerges as ASUU Makes Crucial Decision on Half Salary

ASUU Chariman, Emmanuel Osodeke

ASUU shelves protest over withheld salaries

Yesterday, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, decided against starting another round of industrial action in response to the Federal withholding their eight months’ salaries and instead chose to continue their widespread protest.

After a protracted National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Calabar, Cross River State, a decision was made.


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According to a source, the meeting also decided to keep engaging stakeholders in order to find a resolution to the union and government’s ongoing dispute.

“The communiqué of the meeting will be publicly released by the National President. However, we took into account branch reports regarding our national protests, and we are pleased with what we learned.

It was decided that the protests should continue in order to show the Nigerian people that the government has been given a very long rope.


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“Several well-known Nigerians and various groups have discussed the issue. In our search for a solution, we also want to give the public more time to take action.

If we are pushed to the limit, at least everyone will be able to see that we have had enough at the end of the day, the source said.


Numerous individuals, including Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, spoke up, and the of Nigeria in Abuja ordered the union to call off the strike before it continued to hear the case.

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Recall that the government only paid the lecturers half their salaries for October and their full salaries for November when the union ended its eight-month strike on October 14.

The government has repeatedly stated that it will not pay them for the eight months that they did not work; this is a claim that the union has been fighting.


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