Lecturers at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have threaten to commence an indefinite strike over their unpaid Earned Academic Allowance.
According to ASUU, lecturers in the institution have concluded plans to begin an indefinite strike
The lecturers made this known in a statement signed by ASUU-OAU chairperson, Dr Adeola Egbedokun, a copy of which was made available to DAILY GIST on Tuesday.
The decision was reached after a congress held by the Academic Staff of Universities, OAU branch on Tuesday.
ASUU OAU noted that no concrete action was taken by the university before the expiration of an ultimatum on January 7.
He said the January 7, 2022 ultimatum given to the University management to pay the allowance to deserving ASUU members has expired
The statement titled, Resolutions of the Congress held on Tuesday, 11th January 2022 AT 12.00 noon, reads in full;
“Chairman briefed congress on the letters communicated to the University administration on 5th January 2022 and that no response was received until Monday 10th January 2022.
“Congress however noted and reiterated the following: That constitution of any committee to be set up by the University administration to “verify the correctness of all claims submitted by members of Academic Staff of the University as regards the Earned Academic Allowance”, should be rejected since there was no such instruction in the accompanying documents from the NUC on EAA Disbursement.
“That the ultimatum of Friday, 7th January, 2022 given to the University Administration to pay EAA into the accounts of all deserving members of ASUU OAU expired without concrete action (payment of member’s EAA) from University Administration.
“That the actions of the administration and the Vice Chancellor in particular, with regards to EAA disbursements, has always undermined the struggles of ASUU.
“After exhaustive deliberation, congress resolved as follows: That the Branch should embark on Total, Indefinite and Comprehensive Strike.
“That the Branch exco should commence the process of obtaining permission from the national Secretariat to embark on Total, Indefinite, and Comprehensive Strike”.