The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has revealed that the federal government might push its members to embark on fresh industrial action.
ASUU blamed the Nigerian Government and the Accountant General of the Federation over its members’ victimisation, noting that the government had refused to pay its members salaries.
The Chairman of the union in the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole accused the Government of not remitting the deductions it made to the union’s account despite the no victimisation clause discussed before the union suspended its last strike.
According to Akinwole, withdrawal of work in the nearest future may be inevitable if pushed to the limit, adding that over 100 UI academic staff members were being owed salaries for between 2 to ten months.
Akinwole stated that a significant common position agreed between the government and the union was that nobody should be victimised in any way.
He said while ASUU said the Federal Government reneged on its part of the agreement eventhough members of the union had remained faithful to the agreement by returning to classes.
The ASUU Chairman in the University of Ibadan alleged that the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation kept adducing flimsy untenable reasons for the perpetual non-payment of salaries.