Following the strong protest by students of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, over the long lasting industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the State Government has pushed to suspend all union activities across all State-owned higher institutions of learning.
In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, he stated that the affected unions are; ASUU, Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, and all other unions in the same vain, operating across State-owned higher institutions. By this notice therefore, all academic activities are to resume in all State-owned institutions and staffs from all ranks are directed to report to their duty posts as soon as possible. Students across all State-owned tertiary institutions are expected to resume for lectures as important measures have been taken to ensure resumption of academic and non-academic activities.
Management of the affected institutions are hereby mandated to pay all salaries arrears immediately, and are also instructed to implement the No-work-no-pay policy.