ASUU warns FG to stop deducting lecturers’ salaries


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has told the Federal Government to stop deducting their salaries.

Coordinator, ASUU Akure Zone, Dr. Alex Odiyi said this while addressing journalists at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State on Wednesday.

Odiyi revealed that lecturers in both Federal and State universities across the country, had been having a certain percentage removed from their salaries.

He said: “It is corrupt practices for a government to deny the full payment of workers’ wages and thus put to question the morality and credibility of the current anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari .

“ASUU Akure zone hereby declares that this trend of shortfalls in salaries as well as fractional payment are not acceptable to us and our colleagues in their branches and must stop immediately.

“It is only an uncaring government that takes pleasure in cheating its workers.

“We demand that the balance of all the shortfalls should be paid to the universities before the end of March 2017, so our deductions can be remitted to the appropriate quarters.”