ASUU, Academic Staff Union of Universities has warned the federal and state governments, giving a 14-day ultimatum to settle delayed salaries, already running into millions of naira or face unrest in the nation’s universities.
The body also gave some state governments owing lecturers their salaries and allowances the same period to commence the payment of the outstanding salaries.
The affected state universities according to ASUU included Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LUATECH) and Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti.
In an interview given to journalists at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), the Ondo State capital, University lecturers under the Akure Zone of ASUU said the government should not do anything that would plunge the university system into unnecessary chaos over the shortfall in salary payment and the non-payment of salaries.
The union’s zonal cordinator, Alex Odiyi and his FUTA counterparts, Bola Oniya critically condemned the financial situation of the Nigerian universities saying it looks like government is trying to destroy public tertiary institutions.