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Asuu Strike Update: FG stops salaries of striking lecturers

As the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,
enters the fourth month, there are strong indications that the
Federal Government has commenced the implementation of the "No
Work, No Pay" rule.
Vanguard gathered from a reliable source at the National
Universities Commission, NUC, that the government has passed a
directive to the various universities governing councils to stop
payment of salaries of the striking lecturers.
The ASUU Zonal Chairman in Abuja, Mr Clement Chup confirmed
this yesterday after a zonal conference of ASUU, University of Abuja
chapter, which took place at the Gwagwalada campus to review the
nationwide strike.He said his colleagues were yet to receive their
September salaries.
According to him, "we have resorted to other welfare strategies to
cope with the effect of the strike, particularly to contain the various
attempts by government to break the resolve of the union.
The Federal Government has through the National Universities
Commission, directed universities to stop the payment of our
salaries effective September this year and since then our salaries
have not been paid."Part of the welfare strategy, involved
distributing food items, giving out soft loans and cash advances to
members."
He urged members of the public to ignore the rumour that the strike
has been called off.
He said: "Nigerians should disregard rumours making the rounds that
the three months old strike has been called off", adding that "the strike
continues until the government demonstrates a positive inclination
towards implementing the 2009 agreements and the 2012 Memorandum of
Understanding signed by both parties."

 
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