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ASUU Strike: FG Paid Nigerian Lecturers 6 Months Salaries For Undone Work

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December 18, 2013 – ASUU Strike: FG Pays Nigerian Lecturers 6 Months Salaries For Undone Work

Its being 6 months of heartbreaking expectation from both the Federal Govt and the Academic staff union of Nigerian Universities(ASSU). For 6months we have heard stories like the strike would “soon be over”, I think that statement has being overused and it needs to be.

Synonymous to both FG/ ASSU. Countless times have heard the statement for 6months, a statement which is so deceitful and hope shattering to Nigerians.

The FG/ASSU should outline as matter of being responsible and moral explain to students and Nigerians the cushion effect they both have placed on ground to avoid future occurrence and also explain what they have in pipeline for the lost academic months for them.

Reports just being confirmed now is that the ASSU members have started receiving salaries for work they did not do, 6months salaries are being paid to them for sitting at home in the name of “strike”.

What are the plans the both parties have for students now is the question.
Its very clear now that nobody is paying attention to what the lecturers would be doing in the classrooms when they eventually resume full by January 2014.The compulsory anyhow marking of script, lecture notes being photocopied without the lecturers coming to classes and all that.

What is the Federal Government putting in place to Monitor lecturers that are practically not always present in the classrooms? Now lecturers are all happy that their salaries have started downloading into their accounts, where does that leave the students?

What about wasted months of house rents, delayed graveyard, wasted efforts in staying glued at home. What about students that have lost their lives during the strike? Who is saying anything?

I think we as Nigerians should know that you can’t eat your cake and have it, but i think both parties FG/ASSU has just gotten away with their tussle, they are sure having drinks as am writing you this.

No one is making a public apology to parents/students for wasted months.

[Article by kokolodge]



  1. Yetunde Unilag

    December 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Whether they are paid or not all that matter is that the strike has ended I can now complete my degree before another stupid strike

  2. Aimike

    December 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    That is Nigeria for you. I believe they were fighting to get their salaries before resuming

  3. Bolaji

    December 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    this is a myopic write up. that ASUU rose up to fight for the future of Nigerian Education is in itself a service to the nation that should be commended. Does anybody want the. same fate that befell primary and secondary schools to extend to our Universities. When the strike started, Okonjo said there was no money yet $50 billion for missing somewhere…. where eventually did they find the 200b they said has been deposited in CBN. just stop being myopic bro.

    • wale

      December 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      Bolaji u should lay down your opinion and stop being myopic and insemsitive urslf.have u ever tot of what fate beholds for these student and their challanges?i tink you should stop being self centered and and be open minded when addressing sensitive issues.

  4. Bello

    December 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Who told you that lecturing is like any other job? Lecturers marked scripts, moderated it, supervised students projects(some online) during the strike.More so any work that was undone due to strike would have to be done before a student graduates. Go and find out.

  5. Joshua

    December 18, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    They should be paid…what they did is within the boundaries of unionism and instead the government is who we should hit at. Our government is irresponsible. I lost a year from this type of strike early 2000 but when we put ourselves in the shoes of the lecturers we will understand their course. As per students who have died because they became idle due to the strike and engaged in unhealthy activities; I must say they lacked discretion. Nobody is to be blamed.

  6. Laykelistic

    December 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    That is to show you how inadequate our governing structure is. Mtchew, what a shameful act!

  7. Goddy

    December 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Going on strike in 2013 to force FG implement the agreement they willing entered into with ASUU in 2009 is enough work. They deserve their withheld Salaries even with interest. ASUU is the only UNION in Nigeria that can persistently ask for and get her rights in spite of all kinds of blackmail. ASUU fought for improved teaching and living conditions for the students. They fought with empty stomach and won, so they deserve their meals even with extra meat.

    • Bello

      December 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      God bless u Mr Goddy!!

    • Polycarp

      December 19, 2013 at 3:45 AM

      Thanks so much Mr. Goddy

  8. julius

    December 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Let’s thank God that it is settled at last!

    • Olusegun aremu owa

      December 19, 2013 at 9:26 AM

      Thank God Asuu strike suspended at last !! God direct our leaders and association.

  9. Dickson Okoro

    December 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    That’s Nigeria for you my brother, they would have settled this thing since, why were they wasting time since, all these waste of time is uncalled for – Nonsense

  10. SMOG

    December 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM


  11. George

    December 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Rivers state house of Assembly has not been working for months now, are the members not been collecting their salaries monthly?
    Nevertheless, who is responsible for ASUU strike, Govt. or ASUU?
    We should learn to keep to our words. Stop deceiving the masses.
    ASUU is the most patriotic union in the world, not that.

  12. rabiu

    December 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    please FG&asuu stop desieving our students & Nigerians

  13. Michael

    December 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Bolaji, I don’t disagree with your opinion that the strike was for the benefit of the whole nation. Truly, I believe you, but the question is whether or not the money will be put to best use. Do not be surprise if you found out in five year’s time, that Nigerian universities were still the way they are now.

  14. Grace

    December 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    onething i promise nigeria govt is a great REVOLUTION that will shock and shake the world…and I pity the the leaders cos we are getting their names down. When it will happen, it will be BLOODY.

  15. ib 4 real

    December 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    all dos elements aploudng asuu re some colectve clustres of blndfolded entities both parties shuld b blamned yep!but asuu shld blamned most 4 nt mkng d intrst of d students a priority,study sec(18.,35,34)of d constitution dere u will find d flaws of both parties.,d students 2 shld b compensated otherwise, govt has failed

  16. Alert

    December 20, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    Mr. Goddy u 2much jare!

  17. annonymous S

    December 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    y is it always difficult for Nigerians to see and speak the truth. the reason our leaders are what they are is because we aren’t bold to come forth to stand our ground for what is right, instead we blame those who do.ASUU has NOT BEING PAID, and they weren’t even fighting for themselves,but for the university system,check your sources. it was the FG that monetized the request for infrastructural development in 2009,and whats so wrong if ASUU didn’t want a repeat of what happened then by asking the attorney general to append his signature on the MOU agreement,still that didn’t happen, a permanent sec still signed and not the AG. Some Lecturers also lost their lives during this time,they also have families that had to endure during this time,some lost their kids,some kids are still in the hospitals as we speak in critical conditions.True i agree some Lecturers are not patriotic,but that comes with being passionate for wat you do,and i believe that happens in all jobs. so lets applaud ASUU cos wat they are fighting for concerns us whether we are in still in school or not cos one way or the other our kids would attend the university.Remember its a circle

  18. Inyene Aniekan

    December 20, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Assu should be up and doing in the class now. I also warn Assu of the repeat of this mess.. Never try it again. So how do we catch up with our pending second semester? The payment is their entitlement. They Deserve it but they should justify the essence of the payment by being in the class to cover up undone areas.

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