Monday, 27 June 2016

ASUU Accepts Government's Offer. To Resume Work As Soon As They Receive Their Salaries OnWednesday


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Nasarawa State University Chapter, has agreed to suspend in principle, the ongoing strike action it embarked upon last Monday if members of the Union receive their salary by Wednesday, as promised by government.
The chairman of the Union, Dr. Theophilus Lagi disclosed this while speaking to NSUK Campus Watch on the outcome of their congress meeting today; confirmed that the Union had a meeting with state government over the weekend which government agreed to pay March and April Salaries to her members, latest Wednesday of which congress has accepted but will return to work if they receive alerts on Wednesday.
"ASUU is a pressure group and needs salaries but in a situation where you deny staff salary, they can't cope"
"Therefore, we have accepted government's proposal in principle, immediately after Wednesday if memebers receive their salaries, an emergency congress meeting will be convened on Thursday to suspend the strike.
When asked if the strike will be called off or suspended if their Salaries are paid, Lagi clarified that for now, it can only be suspended because other demands of the Union like funding of the University, implementation of the the white paper of the visitation panel, excess tax regime among others must be duely met before the strike can be called off.
It would be recalled that ASUU over the weekend were offered to be paid two months salary (March and April) to it's members starting from today to Wednesday.
By Clement, Philip Shimnom and Simon, Markus Yila

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