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[Ondo]–The Federal University of Technology, Akure branch of  Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has given the federal government to address the shortfall in the salaries of its members or risk facing unrest in the university.

The Chairman of the union Dr. Alex Odiyi, made this revelation recently at a press conference in the university.

“The government should not do anything that would plunge the university system into unnecessary chaos over the shortfall in salary payment.” He advised.

Odiyi said the public universities in Nigeria have begun to experience worse reductions in salaries components of their allocation with the consequence of receiving fractions or percentage reduction in their salaries.

According to him, most federal universities did not have capacities to make up for the shortfall in the salary component.

He further lamented that this shortfall “has affected Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, OAU, FUTA, Ekiti State University, EKSU, University of Jos, University of Ibadan, UI, University of Calabar and ATBU, Bauchi.”

He blamed the Governing Council of Universities for the problem saying they have not been performing their role of interfacing between the university administrations and the governments of both the state and federal levels.

ASUU also said the National Executive Council, NEC, of the body would be called to appraise the situation pointed out that the government should be held responsible for any distruption of academic calendar.

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