The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has concluded plans to boycott lectures and embark on a one-day nationwide protest against the half salary being paid to them by the Federal Government.
Recall that the FG said it has employed no work, no pay policy for lecturers in the country.
According to ASUU The protest will be organized at the branch levels of the union across public university campuses nationwide and it will take place as a lecture-free day for all lecturers who are members.
One of the members of the union, who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the one day protest to pressmen on Sunday.
According to him, the protest and lecture boycott will not be a uniform thing.
“We are protesting. Branches will choose their own dates, the government needs to understand that we are not casual workers.”
The letter which was addressed to “all stakeholders” noted that the special congress/ protest rally against the casualization of intellectualism in Nigeria will hold on “Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Julius Berger auditorium.”
The national president of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke could not be immediately reached for comments as of the time of filing this report.
Recall that lecturers in many public universities were not happy receiving half payments for the month of October.
Defending the decision of the government, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige noted that the university lecturers were paid pro-rata.