Governors Move To Intervene In ASUU/FG Half Salary Saga

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Badaru has assured Nigerians that the issues relating to the half salary payment to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), would be addressed legally by all the state governors.

The Governor gave this indication on Thursday while speaking at the official inauguration of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Abuja. Badaru explained that his government would continue to support students and stabilise the education sector through NANS.

The governor confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari was very much aware of the sufferings of the students caused by the ASUU strike and would not allow such situation again.

‘On the half salary, we have already started working on it, by the special grace of God, we will get to the bottom of it, and this will be resolved, we pray there will not be any other strike again’ he submitted.

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‘You have suffered enough, and am sure the president is aware of that, and we are looking at legal ways to finalise the salary payment,’ he said.

The NANS president, Comrade Usman Barambu called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency address all issues relating to their agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities to forestall future industrial actions that would keep students out of campus.

Barambu went on to explain that those that bear the brunt of the frequent crises were not privileged to seek alternatives and demanded better deal for the education of Nigerian masses as most children of the privileged few now study either abroad or in private universities.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that ASUU ended its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting with a resolution not to embark on another strike action on Monday.The union, however, openly condemned the attempt by the Federal Government to turn the academics into casual workers through the so-called ‘pro-rata’ payment for 18 days.

Africa Today News, New York

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