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Lies By Federal Government Will not End Strike- UI ASUU Chairman

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said lies and propaganda by the Federal Government will not force them to call of the strike until their demands are met.

The Union labelled as lies claims by Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, that the 6 months strike has been suspended.

Prof. Ayoola Akinwole who is the ASUU chairman of the University of Ibadan said that the striker will continue until their demands for increased welfare are met.

The statement released on Sunday read, “As of today, October 4, 2020, ASUU members are being owed three months salaries. In some universities like MOAU and UNIMAID our members have not received salary for up to six months.”

“The Federal Government, through the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, has criminally withheld five months’ (February to June, 2020) check-off deducted from our members’ salaries without remittance to the union. The government has forcefully enlisted our members into the National Housing Fund scheme and has consistently been illegally deducting money for this from our members’ salaries.”

“Our ongoing total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action will continue if this propaganda and lies against ASUU by appointees and representatives of the Federal Government like the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, persists.”

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