FG pays ASUU half salaries for October


The Federal Government only paid lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, for 18 working days in the month of October.

Some lecturers and senior members of ASUU, who spoke under strict confidence confirmed the development.

Speaking to journalists, a senior member of the National Executive Council, said, “We were only paid for the days after the strike. I received a half salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.”

Another member, who confirmed the development, said, “Yes, it is true, I received half salary. It seems the government is set to kill unionism in the country but we are ready for them.”

ASUU had called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022 and the lecturers were encouraged to resume back to work by the union on that same day.

The federal government then rejected the union’s request to pay their salaries for the period they were on strike as a condition for calling off the six-month old strike.

minister of education says the federal government has out rightly rejected ASUU’s demand to be paid salaries for the period they were out of work as a condition to call off the strike adding that the lecturers should be held responsible for compensating the students for the academic time lost during the strike.


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