In a memo statement made available to CLOCK REPORTERS, the management of ABSU, has reacted to the statement made by Comrade Victor Nkemdirim
Recall ASUU-ABSU Chairperson, Comrade Victor Nkemdirim, yesterday urged the government to intervene and pay the said salaries.
According to him, our members are deeply pained because of the sorry state we have found ourselves in.
“All we are asking for is the prompt and regular release of the subvention to the university as it is in the appropriation law of the state. At this point, we call on our colleague, His Excellency, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu PhD to listen to the cries from his constituency.
“The peculiar situation where Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from student’s school fees would be used to pay salaries of staff. This is a case of self-destruction where the managers, instead of forcing the government to release subvention to the university pretends that IGR can solve the litany of problems in the University. What deceit!
“It is important to note and to bring to the attention of the public the pathetic condition afflicting lecturer’s in ABSU. We have never had it so rough and traumatic. The staff of ABSU is wondering what they did to earn such a fate/punishment. Who did we offend?
“For the avoidance of doubt, we are owed 10 long, tedious and agonizing months of arrears of salaries. The last salary payment received was that of September 2021.
ABSU Management has reacted to ASUU-ABSU Chairman statement following the memo released above.