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Strike: FG Lacks Integrity, Says ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called out the federal government for lacking integrity.

According to ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole, in a statement on Sunday, it is quite shameful as lecturers have been on the same salary for 13 years.

Akinwole said, “Due to stress arising from failure of the federal government to recruit more staff, ASUU has lost many of her members to death while others have simply moved out of the country in search of greener pastures.

“The federal government lacks integrity. It is sad. The government cannot be trusted longer. We have been on the same salary for 13 years and it is even shameful to show anyone your payslip.

“When compared to the work we do, we have sacrificed for Nigeria to the detriment of our wellbeing and this is already dampening the morale of our people.

“Federal government should sign the renegotiated agreement, implement it, roll out UTAS, pay unpaid earned academic allowances, and commit more funds into the revitalization of universities.

“Impress it on the government to sign the new welfare package for our members. If we fail to fight for our rights, the slave merchants in the government will continue to trade with our future and the future of the children of the masses”.

Recall that ASUU declared a one-month warning strike on Monday, at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos over the refusal of the government m to implement various agreements.

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