Edo State Government on Wednesday suspended staff unions’ activities in all its tertiary institutions.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie, at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Benin attributed the action to the protest by students of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, over the lingering industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The affected unions according to Ogie are the ASUU, Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and all allied unions operating across all state-owned tertiary institutions.
“By this notice, academic activities are to resume in all state-owned institutions and all cadre of staff are directed to report to their duty posts immediately.
“Students across all state-owned tertiary institutions are expected to resume for lectures as necessary measures have been taken to ensure resumption of academic and non-academic activities.
“Management of the affected institutions have been mandated to pay all outstanding salaries immediately.
“The management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, is hereby directed to implement a no-work-no-pay policy, declare vacant and advertise the position of any staff that refuses to resume work in line with this directive,” the government’s scribe ordered in the state, “ the statement said