The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has taken steps to set out on another strike over the intentional refusal of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, tto pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1,000 staff for 13 months.
Dr Lazarus Maigoro, the ASUU executive, University of Jos, gave the threat in a press articulation made accessible to a journalist in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
Maigoro likewise blamed the AGF for fanning the ashes of disagreement between the Federal Government and the Union.
The statement read in part, “Despite the directive given by Mr president to pay the salaries of all lecturers, the AGF has refused to pay their salaries ranging from four to 13 months respectively.
“A considerable lot of our individuals in the University of Jos and in the country have not been paid salaries from February 2020 to date.
“The AGF has totally violated the details of the arrangement endorsed between our union and the Federal Government.
“Ahmed Idris, from all expectation and intentions, is set on withholding the salaries of more than 1,000 members of ASUU across Nigeria with more than a hundred of such lecturers being members of our Branch in the University of Jos.
“More troubling is the way that while Idris is declining to pay these salaries, his staff in the OAGF are caught up with calling the influenced teachers and demanding they’ve to enlist with IPPIS before they are paid; some are even approached to relinquish a piece of their pay rates to be paid. So obviously this is a conscious follow up on the piece of the AGF and his staff.”
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