–ASUU directs members to seek alternative means of survival:
THE Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday directed lecturers to seek alternative means of survival.
The union, which expressed concerned over the non-payment of salaries to its members by the Federal Government, asked students and parents not to expect any possible resumption of universities soon.
The Coordinator of ASUU (Abuja Zone), Prof. Theophilus Lagi, during a press conference at the Gwagwalada campus of the University of Abuja, said lecturers would not call off the strike until the government did the right thing.
ASUU said, “Our members have been advised to seek other legitimate means of survival as the government has not released salaries withheld since February 2020.
“One need not be a psychologist to understand the behaviour and recent utterances of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The Minister has clearly shown his disdain for Nigerian academics and has failed to play the role of an unbiased umpire in moderating the imbroglio.
“In the past few weeks, for instance, Ngige has said one thing when he met with the union and a different thing on the same subject in interviews with the media.
“Our members are relentlessly determined to continue with the ongoing strike until our demands are met.”