The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is planning a one-day nationwide protest rally in response to the Federal Government’s imposition of a “no-work, no-pay” policy for professors in the country.
The protest will be organized at the union’s branch levels across public university campuses across the country, and it will take the form of a lecture-free day for all lecturers who are members.
In a chat with our correspondent on Sunday, a member of the union’s National Executive Council verified this.
“We are protesting. Branches will choose their own dates, the government needs to understand that we are not casual workers.”
A letter sent by the chairperson of ASUU’s University of Lagos chapter, Dr Dele Ashir, confirmed the situation, stating that the branch would protest on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
The special congress/protest demonstration against the casualization of intellectualism in Nigeria would take place on “Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Julius Berger auditorium,” according to the letter addressed to “all stakeholders.”
Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the national president of ASUU, could not be reached for comment as of the time of reporting this article.
Anaedoonline.ng previously reported that the government has paid ASUU members “half pay” for the month of October 2022.
Chris Ngige, the minister of labor and employment, defended the government’s decision, noting that university lecturers were paid pro-rata.
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