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UNIJOS Declares Indefinite Sit-at-home Over October Half-salary, Blames Ngige

The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Unijos Chapter, Lazarus Maigoro, has said members of the union had taken a decision to sit at home’ till their withheld salaries are paid.

The union claimed that federal government agreed to pay 50 per cent of the eight-month allowance owed to its members but instead 17 days salary was paid in October to its members.

Mr Maigoro alledged that the minister of labour, Chris Ngige, wrote a letter to the accountant general of the federation, Okolieaboh Sylva, to pay ASUU members half salaries in October.

“One of the issues agreed at the meeting was that 50% of the backlog of eight months arrears of our withheld salaries will be paid to our members immediately but as at the time of writing this press release, only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

“We are also aware that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, wrote a memo to the Accountant General asking him to pay our members only from the day we suspended the strike. By this singular act, the Minister of Labour and Employment has casualised the work of the University Lecturers unfortunately,” Mr Maigoro said.

The chairman of ASUU-UNIJOS said the members of the union are back to the campus but unfortunately they could not commence lectures due to the salaries constraints on its members.

He added that students will “wait indefinitely, pending the payment of lecturers withheld salaries.”

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