Wednesday, September 28, 2022

ASUU Strike: Katsina Assembly threatens to stop university lecturers’ salaries

“One of what the assembly agreed on was the three weeks’ ultimatum to resume work or their salaries should be stopped by the government.”

• September 8, 2022
Katsina State House of Assembly
Katsina State House of Assembly

The Katsina House of Assembly has given the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU) three weeks’ ultimatum to return to work.

The ultimatum began on September 5.

The chairman of the house committee on higher education, and member representing the Danja constituency, Shamsudeen Dabai, disclosed this on Wednesday.

According to him, the assembly threatened to compel Governor Aminu Masari’s government to stop the lecturers’ salaries if they failed to resume work at the end of the three weeks.

He explained that the assembly took the decision following a report presented by the committee during its plenary.

“We had a series of discussions with the UMYU chapter of the ASUU, their zonal and the national leadership on this issue. After the meetings, we presented our report before the assembly, where some of our suggestions were agreed on, and some were not approved,” said Mr Dabai.

He added, “One of what the assembly agreed on was the three weeks’ ultimatum to resume work or their salaries should be stopped by the government or something similar to that. During our meeting with the ASUU and the special adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on higher education, Alhaji Bashir Ruwangodiya, they presented their complaints.”

The lawmaker added, “Therefore, we agreed that they should write their complaints to the state government, and the government will look at it within two weeks.”

He explained that the prolonged ASUU strike was causing a setback to the education sector.

“When the students are going to school, it keeps them busy and also keeps them away from negative thinking. Like you know, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop,” Mr Dabai. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Adams Oshiomhole Photo Credit Channels


Oshiomhole says Buhari “huge electoral asset” to Tinubu after detaching campaign from regime’s failures

Mr Oshiomhole said Mr Buhari will garner support for the APC presidential candidate across the country.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu [Credit: BAT]

Heading 2

2023: Tinubu warns Nigerians against voting ‘another mistake’ into power

Mr Tinubu urged the people to be “wise and discerning” as they prepared to choose the country’s next president, in the 2023 general election.

Karim Benzema


I want more, Benzema says after picking hattrick awards in one day 

Benzema won the La Liga Santander Pichichi Trophy, Di Stefano Trophy and the Hyundai Supporters’ MVP Trophy.

Tinubu Support Group


Tinubu, Shettima absent as support groups flag off APC presidential campaign in Abuja

Majority of Tinubu Support Organisations thronged the venue in their numbers bearing all manners of placards and banners.

Hot news Home top

Trigger-happy naval operatives open fire on journalist, humanitarian workers on Ondo waterways

The journalists and the officials were on their way from a free medical outreach in the riverine communities when they were attacked at Odofado.

Atiku Abubakar (Credit: AA)


Atiku calls for unity among PDP stakeholders for success in 2023

He promised to address Nigeria’s numerous challenges, if eventually elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023.