ASUU Strike

Nasarawa varsity lecturers threaten strike over unpaid salaries

By Kabir Akwanga, Lafia

Members of the teaching staff of the Nasarawa State University under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), have expressed their resolve to embark on indefinite industrial action if the management failed to pay their three months outstanding salaries.

Chairman of the local chapter of the union Dr. Theopholus Lagi, stated this after an emergency meeting of the members in Keffi.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Lagi said it was frustrating that government and the management could not honour an agreement reached before the suspension of the strike.

Lago however added that if by Friday their three months outstanding salaries was not paid to them, they would reconvene to decide on what action to take as agreed upon by the congress.

“But for now, our ears are still open to their response and if for any reason the management failed to pay us, ASUU would take an action that it will shock the management.”

Despite the threat, the management of the school is hopeful that before this week runs out, the academic staff of the institution would be paid all their outstanding salaries.

The hint was dropped by the Public Relation Officer of the university, Mr. Jamil Zakari who told newsmen that, the management was doing its best to get money from the state government, assuring that, once that was done, they would be paid their entitlement.

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