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    ASUU Threatens To Close Universities


    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that Federal and State Universities risk closure, following lack of prompt payment of salaries.

    The Port Harcourt chapter of the union held a press conference in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, where it revealed that the zone is the worst hit with shortfall in salaries and unpaid salary arrears.

    He said academic institutions had become the major recipients of "this inhuman and abhorrent policy of starvation," adding at the Niger Delta University (NDU), lecturers were not paid salaries for a period of six months.

    He also made it known that lecturer's could no longer afford to pay their children's school fees and other expenses comfortably anymore.

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