Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have received full salaries for the month of November 2022, but their eight month arrears remained withheld by the Federal Government.
According to The PUNCH, a senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made this known in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday.
“Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that we received our full salaries for the month of November. However, the arrears are still withheld,” the ASUU member said.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that ASUU called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022 with lecturers encouraged to resume back to work on that same day.
The Federal Government, however, has refused to pay the striking lecturers for the eight months which the union embarked on strike.
Recalls that the lecturers, in October 2022 were also paid pro-rata (half-pay) according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
Lecturers across the country have been protesting against this decision by the Federal Government.
The National Executive Council of the union is expected to hold a crucial meeting in the coming days over the withheld salaries.
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