The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja branch, on Friday staged a peaceful protest at the institution’s Mini Campus over withheld salaries.
The union members staged the protest following the ‘No Work No Pay’ policy and a court order that mandated the lecturers go back to classes.
During the protest, the ASUU branch Chairman, Dr Kassim Umaru said the decision was reached immediately after its congress called on well-meaning Nigerians to urge the Federal Government to honour the union’s demands.
Umaru said that university lecturers were not casual staffers and could not be paid half their salary, adding that the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU would decide on an action if the government failed to address the issues.
He called on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, to honour the agreement reached with the union, adding that the union was forced to the classroom through a court injunction.
“We are here this afternoon to show our displeasure to the Federal Government that it is not all over by forcing us through court injunction and intimidating us by holding our salaries.
“We are not going to give up until the Federal Government does the needful by paying our withheld salaries and honour the agreement signed in 2020.Follow us on social media