According to reports, staff of the Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, might be set for a strike action as a result of salary arrears owed lecturers of the institution for several months
There have also been murmurs about the operations of the Staff Audit Panel which was set up by the state government for the verification of workers. The Anambra State Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities of the university, have been at loggerheads as a result of this action which requires that all lectures home and abroad have to physically appear before the panel for verification.
The ASUU leadership in the school reportedly instructed its members not to fill the audit form at a meeting which allegedly held this past Thursday. The state government recently reduced the subvention to the university from N90m to N80m monthly while ASUU leadership was furious about the reduction.
A source at the University who spoke to under anonymity to Anambrarians news stated “The current face-off between the state government and ASUU will likely lead to another strike if the situation is not properly handled because that is the only language the government can hear in this type of situation.”
“The decision of government to give us forms to fill for the audit is unnecessary at this particular moment. We are talking of our salaries not being regular since the former governor, Peter Obi, left office and somebody is talking of filling unnecessary forms.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Emmanuel Nnubia has been unavailable for comment while State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha has not given a comment to reporters on the matter.
Formerly known as the Anambra State University, Uli, it was renamed by former governor Peter Obi in November 2013.
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