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OAU lecturers go on strike in protest of underpaid allowances.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife branch, have begun a strike in protest over the school’s management’s failure to pay earned academic allowance.

The strike notice was contained in a statement released by OAU ASUU Chairman, Dr. Adeola Egbedokun, indicating that the union made the decision during Monday’s emergency ASUU congress.

The union stated that it initiated the strike because the university administration made no genuine attempt to pay eligible members their due allowances.

It reads as follows:

“Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members. Congress also noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the imbroglia have failed. Consequently, congress resolved that:

“Total, Comprehensive and Indefinite Strike should commence immediately. The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.

“Payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation. Anything short of this would be unacceptable. The Strike Coordinating Committee be set up to monitor the strike.

“Based on the above and on the strength of the permission granted by ASUU National President, the Chairman, on behalf of the congress declared the commencement of ASUU OAU’s strike at exactly 11:53 am”.

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