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Lecturers in Jigawa protest half salaries

The Federal University Dutse, FUD branch of the Academic Union of universities, ASUU has rejected the casualization of academic staff of Nigerian universities.

The ASUU Chairman, FUD branch, Dr. Bashir Yusuf stated this on Thursday during a protest held in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

According to him, the action is against all conventional laws; the international labour laws and civil service rules.

He further explained that the academic staff were full time workers whose nature of work is with some peculiarities.

Dr Bashir said university lecturing is an all-time job that covers class teaching, research and community service.

“we cannot be paid on pro-rata or even half our salaries based on a legal strike even after it was suspended”

He therefore called on the federal government to pay their full salaries and allowances. 

Reporting by Usman Mohammed; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu