Staff unions threaten fresh strike over salaries

Academic activities in Nigeria’s universities may again be paralysed as members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) warned of a fresh strike over the alleged refusal of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) to pay salaries and remit check-off dues of about 1,000 staff for 13 months, writes Iyabo Lawal for The Guardian Nigeria.

Chairman of the University of Jos branch of ASUU, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, accused the AGF of allegedly causing friction between the union and federal government, which may trigger another round of strike action.

ASUU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said despite its promise to the union to pay all outstanding salaries before 31 December 2020, government is still owing members in many of the branches between two to 16 months salaries. Osodeke alleged that government is withholding members’ salaries to force them to enrol for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.
Full report on The Guardian Nigeria site