The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has staged a peaceful protest to demand the payment of their eight months’ salary arrears from the Federal Government.
The protest, which held on Wednesday was led by the UNICAL ASUU Chairman, Dr John Edor.
According to Edor, members of the union were owed eight months’ salary arrears from March to October, adding that in October, members of the union were paid for 18 days.
Edor, who described the payment as “daily payment” for workers held said that ASUU was insisting on the revitalization of universities and that the welfare of university staff should be improved.
He also mentioned that the non-payment of the withheld salary arrears has continued to cause untold hardship for the lecturers.
“The work that they said we have not done, we have done it now and the examination of first semester of 2020/2021 has been concluded.
“Right now, we are carrying two semesters hand-in-hand to make up for the lost period, yet we have not been paid.
“We were eligible for full payment for the month of October; beyond that, we are asking for the payment of the withheld months.
“Some members of our union have started receiving salaries and the report we are getting is not favourable to us.
“We are hoping that in the interest of our children, nation and students, the Federal Government should do the needful and pay us our withheld salaries and address the demands of ASUU.”