On Thursday, 1st of October, 2020 The Academic Staffs Union of Universities (ASUU) Revealed that they will only resume activities when the federal government of Nigeria decides to pay them for three-seven months salaries and also adopt a new payment system.
The statement was made by Mahmud Lawan, The Academic Staffs Union of Universities (ASUU) Coordinator of Kano Zonal Office on Thursday after a meeting which was held at the Federal University, Dutse.
Mahmud Lawan explained that the strike will continue as long as the federal government refuses to hearken to their calls and adopt the University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (UTAS) among other demands.
The union, however, rejected the IPPIS insisting that it violated the University autonomy and proposed UTAS as alternative to the IPPIS.
Lawan futhered that the union expressed dismay over non payment of salaries to its members by the government.
“We urge the federal government to immediately release the salaries of our members and stop playing politics with the ongoing six months old industrial actions.
“The misinformation regarding payment of salaries by government officials is disheartening and laden with mischief to discredit the noble curse of ASUU and it’s members,”
This statements calls for the provision of revitalization fund, completion of renegotiation exercise and adoption of UTAS to end the strike.