Wednesday, 23 November 2016

We Don’t Have Money To Pay Lecturers – Federal Government

The Federal Government said on Wednesday that it has met seven of the eight demands of aggrieved university lecturers.

One of the demands that could not be met is the N284 billion allowanceowed the lecturers, and which the government cannot meet now because of “recession,” an official said.

The university lecturers, ASUU, embarked on a one week warning strike last Wednesday which was called off yesterday evening.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, who announced the call off, directedall lecturers to return to work while negotiation with the government towards avoiding an indefinite strike continues.

One major demand of ASUU is the exclusion of universities from the Treasury Single Account, TSA, which they said was stalling research in universities.

Other demands include the paymentof Earned Academic Allowances, effective funding of universities, andan end to the payment of fractions of salaries to some institutions. .

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