FG Victimizing ASUU Members despite Suspension of Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday blasted the Federal Government and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation for victimizing her members through refusal to pay them salaries running between 2 to 10 months despite suspending the strike on "no victimisation clause".
ASUU stated that while members are back to their duty posts to work, the harsh economy being experienced due to unpaid salaries and non-refund of deducted check-off dues will affect productivity.
A release by the Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole maintained that the federal government has refused to remit Union deductions it made to the account of the Union with a plan to stifle the Union.
The Union warned that if pushed to the limit, withdrawal of work in the nearest future may be inevitable.
According to Akinwole, while the government is paying outstanding five months salaries for those on nominal role at an agonizingly slow pace, over one hundred UI academic staff are being owed salaries ranging between two to ten months.
He disclosed that those newly employed in February 2020 have not received any penny with suffering on their families and dependants because they maintained their stand to reject enrolment on the IPPIS.
The ASUU boss stated the Buhari Government has continued to show that it cannot obey the rule of law by continuing to deduct housing funds from ASUU members who have not subscribed to the scheme and also refused to refund same to respective accounts.