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ASUU strike: No arrears, no resumption – Lecturers dares FG

ASUU strike: No arrears, no resumption – Lecturers dares FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed not to call off its strike until the salary arrears of its members are paid.

ASUU’s national president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed this to Punch in response to a statement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, that the Federal Government would not concede to ASUU’s demands for the backlog of salaries withheld within the period.

Adamu had told State House correspondents on Thursday that the government would not pay the lecturers for the period of strike.

But reacting to the government’s position, Osodeke said, “He is joking. If they fail to pay, we will not teach those students; we won’t make up for that period. We will start a new session (2022/2023). We won’t conduct examinations; we will start a fresh session totally.

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