MOU: OOU lecturers issue deadline to Ogun State Government

The striking lecturers of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, have given the Ogun state government a week to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it signed with them.

At the expiration of the deadline, the lecturers under the auspice of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), said they would use all legitimate means to ensure the implementation of the agreement.

The union which passed the resolution at the meeting of its congress last Wednesday, said the agreement addresses several issues, including the non-release of the 24 months subvention totaling N3.5 billion, for the payment of staff salaries; the non-payment of outstanding earned allowances and the entitlements of sacked staff, who were recalled.

ASUU in a release signed by its chairman, Doctor Deji Agboola and Secretary, Doctor Olugbenga Azeez, said the non-release of the subvention, including N1.1 billion owed by the immediate past Daniel administration, is affecting the running of the university.

The implications, according to the union were the non-payment of salaries forcing the suspension of the ongoing semester examination, the stoppage of the sponsorship of conferences and higher degrees, and the provision of laboratory reagent and relevant books.

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