Home Education “We don’t have transport fare to resume work”-ASUU President.

“We don’t have transport fare to resume work”-ASUU President.

The president of Academic staff union of universities professor Emmanuel Osodeke has disclosed that member of the union may find it difficult to resume work on Monday due to lack of Transportation fare.

Osodeke disclosed this during an interview with channels tv on Sunday October 16,2022, he said, in schools those days, every lecturer leaves on campus so you can easily trek to your office but now many Lecturers live 20, 30 kilometers from their office. How will they pay their transport to work?.

These are the issues we are going to have, that the branches will have to deal with. We expect the government to pay the money [eight months salary arrears] so that these people will go back to work while we are negotiating on other issues.

We suspended the strike hoping that the government will do the needful and by tomorrow, if the universities are open, hopefully, the lecturers will go back to work.

We are resuming because we are obeying an industrial court judgement because the issues have not been fully resolved, no agreement signed.

We are also hoping that with the intervention of the Speaker [of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila], as promised by him, we will resolve this problem within a very short time.

Our lecturers will teach but you can’t expect someone who is owed eight months’ salary, maybe from his bank, he has collected more than N1m as a loan and you have not paid him one kobo and you want him to go to class and teach.

I pray they go there because of the children and do the best they can do. You don’t expect a hungry man to go there [school] with an open mind.”