The academic staff union of universities after an extensive deliberation that lasted for 3 days (August 11 – August 13th, 2017) has decided to embark on an indefinite strike action.
Consequently, all members of the union have been advised to to stop going to classes or involving themselves with any form of academic activity.
In a document titled “Strike Bulletin No.1”, and signed by which was signed and issued by ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, it was stated that the strike action was to be a total, comprehensive and indefinite action whereby no form of academic activities including teaching, attendance of any meeting, conduct and supervision of any examination at any level, supervision of project or thesis at any level should take place at any of the nation’s universities.
The statement also said that all means of negotiation had been exploited before the decision on an indefinite strike action was reached.
The lecturers are agitating payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries; non-payment of earned academic allowances, non-release of operational license of NUPEMCO; non implementation of the provisions of the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their salaries, removal of universities staff schools from funding by government and funds for the revitalisation of public universities.
The lecturers have complained of poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and and non payment of earned allowances among others.