The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday 15th of March,issues a 14 day ultimatum to federal and state governments within which to pay the shortfall in their salaries running into millions of naira or face unrest in the nation’s universities and educational sector.

The body also gave some state governments owing lecturers their salaries and allowances the same period within which they should commence the payment of the outstanding salaries to the affected lecturers.

The affected state universities according to ASUU are as follows :

  1. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LUATECH), 
  2. Ekiti State University (EKSU),
  3. Ado-Ekiti, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) 
  4. And NDU.

Addressing a press conference at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), the Ondo State capital, the university lecturers under the Akure Zone of ASUU said the government should not take any unnecessary actions or decisions that would plunge the university system into unnecessary chaos an unrest over the shortfall in salary payment and the non-payment of owed salaries.

In a statement jointly signed by Dr Alex Odiyi, Dr Bola Oniya, Dr Caleb Aboriade and Prof Olu Olufayo stated that virtually all the universities in the country are experiencing different percentages of shortfall in the payment of their salaries.

Dr Alex Odiyi, who read the statement on behalf of other Chairmen of ASUU of other universities, said public universities in Nigeria have begun to experience worse reductions in salary components of their allocation with the consequence of receiving fractions or percentage reduction in their salaries.

According to the statement issued by him, most federal universities did not have the capacity to make up for the shortfall in the salary component. This, he said, affected a handfull of universities namely :
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (OAU),
Federal University Of Tecnology, Akure (FUTA)
Ekiti State University (EKSU) 
University of Jos (UNIJOS)
University of Ibadan (UI), 
University of Calabar,(UNICAL) 
And ATBU, Bauchi.


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