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ASUU To Embark On Nationwide Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will commence a warning strike action scheduled for the 2nd of October, 2016, if the government fails to meet  its demands.
According to reports, the ASUU Chairman, University of Abuja Chapter, Dr Ben Ugheoke made this known while addressing journalists.

He said: “We have tried to dialogue with the Federal Government but they have been playing games with us, we will start with a warning strike to show them we are not jokers, and if they do not give us listening ears we will start the indefinite strike come November 2016.”

It will be recalled that ASUU in a recent conference stated that the Federal Government owes lecturers N124bn as earned academic allowances from 2013 to 2016, aside another N495bn that had also accumulated as arrears.

Some institutions such as Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko is presently on lock down due to the non paymet of lecturer’s salaries and other benefits by the Ondo State Government.

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