Tue. Nov 8th, 2022


The Socio- Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has condemned the deductions from the October salaries of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members .

In an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Deputy Director of SERAP Kolawole Oluwadare said the deductions amount to punishing the lecturers for exercising their right to strike .

The body urged President Buhari to direct the Minister of Labour,  Dr. Chris Ngige, and the Acting Accountant General, Sylva Okolieaboh to reverse the deductions and get full salaries for the duration of their eight months industrial action maintaining that the deductions violate the right of members of ASUU to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families.

SERAP said industrial actions are protected under the Nigerian constitution, International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, and human rights treaties to which the country is a party to.

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