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Moses Kollie Garzeawu University workers in Nigeria have begun a nationwide strike over "unfair treatment" and delays in the payment of their withheld salaries by the government.
Journalist, Monrovia The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (Nasu) say that the government owes them four months' dues which were withheld during an extended strike in 2022.
They accuse the government of treating them unfairly by withholding their pay for the period while compensating academic personnel.
Liberia's main opposition party, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has called President Joseph “As at today, all our workers in registry, bursary, works and
Boakai's programme to recover allegedly stolen state assets as “nonsense”. maintenance, security, students’ affairs have withdrawn their services," SSANU
The party's secretary-general Jefferson Koijee told journalists at the weekend that President Mohammed Ibrahim said on Monday during an interview with
“none of our officials will submit to it”. privately owned Channels Television.
The CDC's George Weah lost his bid for a second presidential term last year. "Nothing moves within the administration of any public university in Nigeria and that will be the case for the next seven days until and unless the needful is done.”
Mr Boakai, who narrowly beat him, recently set up a task force to crack down on Minister for Education Prof Tahir Mamman on Sunday told
corruption and try and get back stolen funds. The Punch news website that he was unaware of the strike.
The president ordered his team to identify and prosecute any senior officials
involved. Current and past government officials are to be investigated.
He
stated in his executive order that assets "wrongfully acquired at
the expense of the government and people of Liberia" should be returned.
The
CDC’s secretary-general alleged that the action was a violation of the constitution - though he did not state which part of the constitution - and it will be resisted by the party.
“Let
me tell Mr Boakai that not even a chicken can submit to that reckless arrangement,”
he concluded.
Mr Weah himself has not made any official statement on the process.
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