ASUU Rejects FG’s ₦35,000 Wage Award.

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The academic staff union of Universities (ASUU) say they have rejected the ₦35,000 wage award proposed by the president, saying that they prefer to negotiate their salaries with President Bola Tinubu.

The president of the union, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed this when he spoke at the inauguration of the secretariat of the university of Ibadan (UI) branch. Osodeke said the wage award fell below expectation.

The union leader said whatever was legally sent to members’ accounts should be spent, but not to be taken as the negotiated salary. “We told them we should negotiate our wages, but they said we are giving you an award of N35,000. We have told them that it is not our own. We are still insisting that there has to be negotiated salary,” he said.

He also highlighted pending industrial issues with the federal government, including the renegotiation of the existing agreement, payment of withheld salaries, earned academic allowance and the release of the needs assessment funds.

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