JUST IN: University Lecturers Commence Indefinite Strike

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife branch of the Academic Staff Union has declared an indefinite strike following the non-payment of Earned Academic Allowance to its members.

The decision to commence strike was part of the resolutions reached at the ASUU emergency Congress held on Monday.

A communique issued after that Congress, signed by Dr. Adeola Egbedokun, the OAU ASUU chairman, further read in part, “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members.

“Congress also noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the imbroglio has failed. Consequently, congress resolved that: Total, Comprehensive and Indefinite Strike should commence immediately ii. The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.

“Payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation. Anything short of this would be unacceptable.

“The Strike Coordinating Committee be set up to monitor the strike. Based on the above and on the strength of the permission granted by ASUU National President, the Chairman, on behalf of the congress declared the commencement of ASUU.”

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