The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayoola Akinwole, has stated that the union will not end its strike based on the lies by the Federal Government that the 7-month strike has come to an end.
Recall that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, announced that the ASUU strike have come to an end after the union met with the Federal Government.
However, the chairman noted that until the Federal Government addressed their demands, the strike would not be suspended and the lies being told by FG would only worsen the situation.
A statement released by Prof. Ayoola Akinwole, yesterday, October 4 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.”