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FUTA ASUU protests, reprimands FG for paying half salary

After receiving half of their salaries in October, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), staged a protest on Wednesday to express their discontent with the federal government’s decision not to work without pay. Policies.

According to the protesting lecturers, who flocked to the institution and marched on campus, the peaceful demonstration was intended to express their discontent with the federal government over half the salary they were receiving and not being paid for eight months.

The lecturers were armed with placards that read “Pay our salary arrears”, “ASUU FUTA says no to criminalizing legal strikes, harming academics in Nigeria”, and “villainy niggae cannot solve problems in the education sector”, among others.

Prof. Olayinka Awopetu, the union president at FUTA, stated that the protest was organized to let everyone know that ASUU in general and ASUU FUTA, in particular, are totally against the government’s formalization of academia.

He said the federation chose Wednesday as a day without lectures and urged Nigerians and stakeholders to put pressure on the federal government to change the policy.

He said, “We did not strike because we wanted to strike but because the government failed to do its part, so we cannot be punished for that.”

The board’s chairman, Mr. Sunday Adele, who was represented by his secretary, Kehinde Shadow, accused the federal government of trying to turn ASU members into casual workers.

FUTA Student Union President Abiodun Ibeyemi also confirmed that the union’s position and agitation were fully supported by the students.

FUTA ASUU protests, reprimands FG for paying half salary

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