Academic staff appeal to president over withheld salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Nigeria has urged the new administration of President Bola Tinubu to without further delay ensure payment of the eight months’ withheld salaries of the lecturers on the account of “the 2022 patriotic strike action triggered by government’s failure” to honour agreements reached with the union, writes Clement Idoko for the Nigerian Tribune.

ASUU has also asked the new government to put machinery in motion for the speedy conclusion of the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN (Federal Government of Nigeria) Agreement following the recommendations of the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee to restore the integrity of the Nigeria University System.

The lecturers have also kicked against the dissolution of the governing councils of federal universities by Tinubu, saying this violated the extant laws establishing the institutions and called for the reinstatement of members of the councils to allow for the smooth running of the universities.
Full report on the Nigerian Tribune site