SAD NEWS FOR STUDENTS! ANOTHER ASSU STRIKE LOOMING

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Kogi State University says it will resume an industrial action suspended in May over unpaid allowances of N1 billion to its members.

The Acting Chairman of union, Dr Gbenga Aina, told newsmen in Anyigba on Saturday that the lecturers had resolved to go on strike on Sept. 1 if the state government did not honour an earlier agreement with the union on the payment.

He accused the state government of reneging on the “gentleman’s agreement’’ reached with the union before the suspension of the strike in May.

He said the development had compelled the lecturers to issue the ultimatum to resume the industrial action.

The chairman said the promise to pay the debt in “Earned Academic Allowances’’, was contained in the 2009 agreement reached between the union and the state government.

He said the agreement was for government to offset the debt in monthly instalments of N25 million which it had failed to do.

ASUU, according to him, has resolved that if there was no positive response from the government at the end of August, the union will go on strike.

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