Monday, 27 June 2016

ASUU ACCEPTS TO RETURN TO WORK As Govt Releases N216M To Settle March & April Salaries

Arising from its Congress meeting today Monday 27th June, 2016 called after a breakthrough it reached with Nasarawa State Government and University Management Saturday, ASUU has accepted to return to work in principle as soon as its members received payment alerts of their two months outstanding salaries for March and April, 2016. 

Government on its part has fulfilled its commitment by crediting the University's account with N216 million being the amount required to settle the backlog. A Press Release made available this afternoon and signed by the Registrar, Alh. Dalhatu O. Mamman has confirmed. 

He said, with this gesture by government, "all staff in the University Community including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU) have been paid their outstanding salaries for March and April, 2016". 

He further expressed hope that the Union will suspend its strike action and that all its members are expected to resume work on Tuesday 28th June, 2016. It will be recalled that ASUU embarked on the strike action on Tuesday 21st June to press home their demand for the payment of the two months backlog which has now put them at par with their colleagues in the University.

NSUK Page had authoritatively predicted Friday that ongoing efforts to resolved the impasse was in sight. This was followed through by a tripartite meeting held among Government, Management and ASUU on Saturday 25th June, 2016 where the above decisions were unanimously reached.

Above is the full text of the PRESS RELEASE made available today by the University Authorities:

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