Salaries Shortfall: ASUU gives Government 14-day ultimatum

The Academic Staff Union of Universities had on Wednesday gave the Federal and State governments a 14-day ultimatum to pay shortfall in the salaries of members or be prepared for industrial actions in the educational sector.

It equally said state governments who owe lecturers their salaries and allowances should commence payment process within the the two weeks ultimatum given.

According to the Vanguard, Akure zone of the Union during a press conference appealed to the Government not to plunge the sector into crisis due to shortfall in the payment of their wages.

The zonal chairman of the Union, Dr Alex Odiyi lamented that virtually all the universities in the country currently experience shortfall in payment of salaries.

According to him, most federal universities did not have capacities to make up for the shortfall in the salary component.
He blamed the Governing Council of Universities for the problem saying they have not been performing their role of interfacing between the university administrations and the governments of both the state and federal levels.

The Union said that the government should be held responsible for any disruption in academic calendar.

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