ASUU has pleaded Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker House of Rep. to beg the federal government on their behalf to pay up their unpaid salary as promised for them to be able to resume lectures fully.
The group have conveyed their concern about the announcement that professors will be given half of a month’s wage in October instead of the half salary for the foregoing eight months as required in the speaker’s agreement that they could lose the eight month long accord.
Convener of the MBMJP, Joe Bukka begged the government to pay the lecturers to avoid the complete fall of Nigeria’s public universities in reaction to the affirmation assigned to university who indicates shock that they will not be paid their salaries as agreed during their peace talk moderated by Speaker of the House of Rep.
Mr Bukka suggested that the negligence of the Federal Government to meet its commitment to the lecturers may lead to the subside of the frangible agreement.
According to him, “it took eight months to get the lecturers to call off their action and the ceasefire was reached when the Speaker of the House of Rep. stepped in. We want to appeal that we must not allow that agreement to collapse due to the failure of the government to meet its commitment.
“We cannot continue to game with the education of our children in this system.
The government should please pay the lecturers in line with the agreement reached before the action was called off.
“We also pleaded to the Speaker of the House of Rep. to step into the matter and ensure that the arrears of eight months salaries will be paid to the lecturers so that our public universities where children of the masses receive education are not shut again.