The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU LAUTECH chapter, demand that the two owner states pay up their salary arrears before any negotiation with the University management can take place.

According to the chairman of the union, Biodun Olaniran explained that the two owner states promised to pay three months’ salaries each but none of the states had paid over N1bn each to the coffers of the institution. ”we are open to negotiation but the two state governments are not ready to show any commitment. They have not paid a dime to the university and they owe us 12 months’ salaries. That is one whole year, from September 2016 to September 2017.”

”The university management invited us to a meeting on September 18th and we honoured the invitation. The management wanted to start discussing with us and we asked if the owner states had credited the university’s account but they said no.

”We told them there was no point going ahead with the negotiation because there was no commitment yet from the states. We told the management to inform us the moment the university’s account is credited and we would then negotiate with them. Without paying the money to the university, we won’t negotiate”, Dr. Olaniran disclosed this in an interview with THE PUNCH.

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