FG resumes payment of varsity lecturers’ salaries


ASUU President Osodeke and Ngige.

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The Nigeria’s Federal Government has resumed the salary payment for lecturers of the public universities under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The lecturers were, however, reportedly thrown into bewilderment as the salaries when paid for the month of October only represented 18 working days they worked in the month.

The information to this effect was according to a senior member of ASUU as reported in a unanimous media report on Thursday.

He noted that the government only paid half salaries for the month of October.

“The much I know, those who have called me said they were paid only for eighteen days for the month of October,” he said.

In the report, another academic staff member added that, “Yes, I only received 18 working days salary, that’s what they paid me; my colleague received the same.”

Recall that ASUU had called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022, after the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.

Meanwhile, ASUU has called for a Congress on Tuesday next week in its various branches to deliberate on the next step it will take.

It is not clear whether the union’s next step, if at all, can include resuming strike considering the fact that its last over eight-month-old strike ended up making it lose credibility in the eyes of the public.

Other disadvantage that it now suffers from is the split within the ranks of the academic union with newly two registered union’s whose mission is different from that of ASUU as they vehemently stood and campaigned against ASUU’s action while it lasted.

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