ASUU, others suspended as govt orders university’s resumption

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The Edo State government has suspended the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other unions at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

This comes as the lingering strike by the ASUU and other unions have halted academic activities on campuses across the country.

The Edo State Government at its State Executive Council meeting, on Wednesday, suspended all union activities across all state-owned institutions of higher learning.

In a statement made available to by Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser on Media Projects to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, it was gathered that the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the affected unions include ASUU, Non-Academic Staff of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, and all allied unions operating across all state-owned tertiary institutions.

Ogie noted, “By this notice, academic activities are to resume in all state-owned institutions and all cadre of staff are directed to report to their duty posts immediately.

“Students across all state-owned tertiary institutions are expected to resume for lectures as necessary measures have been taken to ensure resumption of academic and non-academic activities.”

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He added, “Management of the affected institutions have been mandated to pay all outstanding salaries immediately.

“The management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, is hereby directed to implement a no-work-no-pay policy, declare vacant and advertise the position of any staff that refuses to resume work in line with this directive.” recalls that a not so similar move in Oyo State had the governor threatening to suspend subvention to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology if lecturers failed to report to work.

Governor Seyi Makinde made the threat last weekend during a media chat to commemorate his third anniversary in office.

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