We have not been paid for 3months, Our Children are being punished after a 14th-week caution strike without authorities intervention – ASUU Cries Out
The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Victor Emmanuel Osodeke has alleged that Nigerian hanging teachers have not been paid for 3motnhs because the union started a four-week national strike on 14 February 2022.
ASUU introduced the strike on Monday after an extended assembly that began on Sunday night time at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
ASUU president Emmanuel Victor Osodeke stated the economic movement is “complete and total”.
Osodeke in advance lamented that the union’s needs for the revitalization of public universities, earned instructional allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) advertising arrears, renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN settlement, and inconsistencies withinside the Integrated Payroll and Personnel records system (IPPIS) bills were unnoticed after conferences with Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
The union had additionally in advance issued a 3-week ultimatum to the Nigerian authorities, nudging it to cope with all pending troubles to preclude every other spherical of the strike.
Professor Victor Emmanuel Osodeke reacted to an interview query while requesting if it became ethical for the hanging college teachers to be paid whilst they’re on strike?
According to him, “It is ethical for the Nigerian authorities to pay all of the hanging teachers whilst on strike, he supported his solutions with the aid of using pronouncing that the union could begin from in which they stopped coaching college students earlier than the strike movement began”.
It’s ethical due to the fact we’re going to begin from in which we stopped.
If I became coaching a pupil at two hundred degrees, do you count on me to simply leap to three hundred-degree while we resume? We ought to pass returned after the strike, forfeit our depart and comfort, and train from in which we stopped. If the authorities had attended to this strike from day one, we wouldn’t be here.
This is the 14th week that the authorities have now no longer intervened. Hold the authorities responsible. You are seeking to punish a person who’s being punished.
I’ve now no longer been paid for 3 months. I’m being punished, my youngsters are at domestic and they’re being punished.
We signed a settlement in 2009, the MoA in 2020, and that they didn’t enforce them and you’re speaking me approximately college students being at domestic.
I thank God that our college students realize the hassle and they’re addressing it.