FG pays ASUU full salaries for November, withholds arrears

President Muhammadu Buhari

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lecturers have been paid full salaries for the month of November by the Federal Government.

However, the lectures’ eight-month arrears remain withheld by the Federal Government.

A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made this known in an interview with Punch correspondent 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 Federal Government refused to pay the striking lecturers for the eight months in which the union embarked on strike.

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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