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University lecturers go on strike

14 November 2016, 14:02

Lagos - The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared an industrial action against the federal government.

The one-week industrial action is expected to commence November 16 according to a circular signed by its president, Biodun Ogunyemi.

The umbrella body for lecturers in universities said the action was to force the government to meet meet the agreement it signed with lecturers in November 2013.

“The NEC of our union at its meeting of 12th November 2016, declared a one-week warning strike beginning from 12.01 of Wednesday November 16, 2016 to 12 noon of Tuesday 22 November 2016.

Also read:Journalist in trouble over ASUU strike report

It reads, “For the avoidance of doubt, the one week warning strike is to compel the government to do the following:

“Funding for the revitalisation of public universities based on the ASUU-FG MoU of November 2013.

“Payment of Earned Academic allowances.

“Non-release of subvention to state Universities by their visitors.

“Shortfall in salaries leading to payment of fractions of staff salaries.

“Exemption of Universities from Treasury Single Account policy.

“The strike is to hold comprehensively, no teaching, no examination and no attendance statutory meeting of any kind.”

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