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ASUU meets over FG’s failure to implement report

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has summoned a town hall meeting in Sokoto over the lingering dispute with the Federal and Sokoto State governments.

In a joint press conference organized by the Usmanu Danfodiyo University and Sokoto State University branches of the union, Professor Muhammad Almustapha noted that the meeting has become necessary to intimate parents about the development and also discuss the way forward.

Almustapha, who is the chairman of UDUS’ branch, lamented that the two tiers of government have failed to address some of the issues that compelled the union to embark on strike in 2022 and discuss the way forward.

He said the federal government has failed to implement the Nimo Briggs committee report and to settle the backlog of earned academic allowances.

He also decried the ‘illegal dissolution of University Governing councils by the federal government’.

He, however, called on the Sokoto State government to, as a matter of urgency, implement the 25/35 percent salary increment of ASUU members in their employ.

ASUU also called on the Sokoto State government to implement N35,000 wage award for academic staff as well as complete the staff quarters of the Sokoto State University.

The union further called for adequate funding of universities in order to address issues such as shortage of lecture rooms, hostel accommodation, among others.

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