The Academic Staff Union Of Nigerian Universities, ASUU has described
the ongoing fractional payment of salaries of its members across
nations as disrespectful and disregard to the nation intellectual
communities found only in universities.
Speaking at a press conference held at the secretariat of the ASUU,
Bayero University Kano, BUK, Mahmoud M. Lawan said it will be against
the dream of Nigeria to be a developed nation if tertiary education is
Mahmoud noted that the federal government has continued to deny staff
in universities their salaries adding that the action is utter breach
of ASUU and Federal government agreement.
He added that the atmosphere of despair and frustration is now made to
shroud citadels of learning adding that a one week strike action of
ASUU on November 16th, 2016 to prevail on government to address all
issues in contention as regards the full implementation of 2009
agreement which included shortfall in salaries has not been honoured.
Lawan revealed that the problem has persisted in the universities and
is generating palpable tension in the system which could lead to
unpalatable consequences if not addressed.
“The moral value and socioeconomic situation of the country can only
be referred to as dangerously heightened by the malignant corruption
and wholesale adoption of neo liberal economic prescriptions of the
International Monetary Fund, IMF and World Bank by the nations ruling
class”, Mahmoud said. ELANZANEWS.M