ASUU takes decision on planned strike action
The planned strike action by members of ASUU will no longer take place . The national president of the union said the strike action has been cancelled.
Biodun Ogunyemi said the Senate had promised that lecturers under the union will be paid when other workers in the country are been paid Following the recent controversy over the enrollment of Nigerian lecturers in the Integrated Payroll Information System (IPPIS), the Academic Staff Union of Universities has shelved their planned strike action.
NOTV Blog reports that ASUU leadership made the disclosure on Thursday, October 31. The national president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, said ASUU took the decision after a plea by lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate over the planned action. Ogunyemi said the leadership of the union is currently engaging with lawmakers on best ways to address the matter.
He also said that the Senate had promised that all lecturers would be paid whenever other workers are being paid by the federal government.
“The Senate has intervened into the matter and we’re engaging the Senate. The Senate has appealed to us for now. When they pay other workers, they pay them also,” Ogunyemi said.