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UNIBEN ASUU rejects half salaries

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
17 November 2022   |   6:06 am
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter, yesterday, said the Federal Government’s action concerning the half salaries paid lecturers for October is an onslaught

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Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter, yesterday, said the Federal Government’s action concerning the half salaries paid lecturers for October is an onslaught against intellectuals aimed at demoralising the workforce in the Universities and preparing the ground for the eventual destruction of the system.

The aggrieved lecturers, during a peaceful rally within the institution’s campus in Benin City, Edo State led by ASUU Chairman, UNIBEN Chapter, Ray Chikogu and Secretary, Success Abusomwan, accused the Federal Government of the systematic destruction of the Nigerian University system by withholding of the salaries of University intellectuals for the month of March to September 2022.

Chikogu, who expressed disappointment with the President Buhari government, said: “This atrocious course of action by the Federal Government is clearly borne out of unpatriotic and selfish intent, without any consideration for the growth and development needs of this nation.”

“In the end, the Federal Government is seeking to abdicate its responsibility towards the provision of free, quality and accessible education to ordinary Nigerians, against the dictate of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”