The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has accused the federal government of not honoring its own part of the deal, after the suspension of its 9-months-old strike.
According to Dr. Dele Ashiru, chairman of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of ASUU, the government made some promises before the industrial action was suspended but regretted that the current administration had failed to keep its part of the bargain.
The university dons, in a statement, said the government was yet to pay their December salaries, while “illegal” deductions were still to be refunded. An agreement was reached for the payment of not only outstanding salaries of members ranging from five to eight months, but also Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and check off dues illegally deducted before December 31, 2020.
Recall that the lecturers had embarked on strike in March 2020 over the government’s refusal to honor the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009 that revolves around university revitalization, improved funding, and infrastructure development.