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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ASUU Rejects Pay Cut In varsities And Threatens Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (Abuja zone), has rejected what it described as “ugly and worrisome unilateral drastic cut” by the Federal Government in the personnel cost allocations to federal universities throughout the country.

The organisation warned of dire consequences, including “a breakdown of industrial harmony”, should the Federal Government continue to cut salaries of workers.

“This singular action of the Federal Government is a recipe for the death of public university education in Nigeria. This implies that the masses shall no longer have access to university education and, therefore, Nigeria shall continue to be under-developed,” ASUU warned.

According to the union, the shortfall in salaries payment to its members in all federal universities, which began in December 2015, had become a pattern employed by government to oppress labour movement in the country.

The Abuja Zone comprises University of Abuja; Federal University of Technology, Minna; Nasarawa State University, Keffi; Niger-State owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai and Federal University, Lafia.

Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Port Harcourt Zone, has threatened to suspend academic activities at the universities in the zone if issues of shortfall and unpaid salaries were not addressed urgently.

The universities in the zone are the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State; Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa State; Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State; the Rivers State University of Science and Technology; and the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State.

Edited from Punch


  1. the Fed govt is cutting salary of their workers but school fees is on the increase every session. how can new intake pay school fees between 40k-80k in polytechnic(lagos) and acceptance fee 20k. the workers have to protest against this action

  2. ASUU ! The nightmare of every Nigerian Undergraduate

  3. To think ministers would sit in meetings, doing nothing but discuss baseless issues and go home with millions of naira at the end of the month and you're not cutting a dine from their own salaries...this is so unfair.
    Robbing the poor to feed the rich.

    1. They need to cut the salaries of all those pot-belly senators.. They ll just sit and drink tea.. Millions are already in their account๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜• mtcheeww

  4. this people are sick now I know

    futo strike just ended asuu want to start mtcheew


  5. I wonder why government won't focus more on education...If they put in more energy, it would be better for us all.

  6. Pay cuts should start from legislakure. Their salary no dey miss or delay.

  7. Why should the salaries be slashed when the senators and house of reps have theirs in full? Reduce the size of this govt! Scrap the senate and reps! Just leave the legislature!

  8. Replies
    1. To the permanent site I guess. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Unig Gem, Mbanu, I reject this permanent site for Nigeria. This suffering cannot, never be our permanent site. The suffering is much.

  9. It's not only in universities. My February salary as a college of education lecturer was slashed by almost 20%! COEASU till this day hasn't issued any communique to that effect. The whole tertiary eduction system will soon experience a massive strike action if care isn't taken.

  10. This is unfair, how can their salary be short when students school fees is on the high

  11. ASUU pls accept pay cut naa pls o on the strict and sole condition that Senators, House of Representatives members and Hon Ministers begin to receive the "so much" money lecturers are receiving now, thereafter we must ensure a cut down on your largess.

  12. Federal government is heartless, we hv bn receiving half salary sinx lastyear, d cost of food items is so high dat u kant afford anytin in d market. Wat kind of country is dis.How much is a civil servants salary dat u will slash it again into half, its very bad. some people in my office receive as low as 20k monthly, if u slash it dat means its now 10k dey will be going home wit monthly, people dat hv children to feed and pay their school fees. Pls Buhari help d poor civil servants


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