Strike: Edo government suspends ASUU, others in universities

Worried about the continuing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Edo State government has suspended all union activities in all public higher education institutions.

This was just as the government specifically ordered the management of Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma to “implement a no work or pay policy, declare vacant and advertise the position of any staff member. who refuses to return to work in accordance with these directives”.

In a statement, the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the unions concerned include ASUU, Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), Association of Senior Staff of Universities of Nigeria ( SSANU), Union of Academic Staff of Polytechnics (ASUP), Union of Non-Academic Staff of Polytechnics and all allied unions.

The statement reads: “Through this notice, academic activities must resume in all public institutions and all staff executives are invited to report immediately to their workstations.

“Students from all public higher education institutions should resume their classes as the necessary measures have been taken to ensure the resumption of academic and non-academic activities.

“The management of the institutions concerned have been instructed to pay all outstanding salaries immediately.”