ASUU: Another Strike Looms As Lecturers Receive Just 17 Days Salary

ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke

There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may embark on another strike just weeks after putting an end to the 8-month industrial action that started in February 2022.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that lecturers who received their salaries for the month if October complained that they were paid for just the number of days they worked for the month.

A lecturer who spoke on the condition of anonymity told our correspondent that the Federal Government has done what would warrant another strike.

He stated that he and his colleagues were angered by the salary they received despite being told that they would be paid the 8-month salaries in two batches.

Reacting in an interview with The Punch, ASUU Chairman, Emmanuel Osodeke stated that the Minister of Labour and Employment,stated that there are speculations that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, directed the Office of the Accountant General and Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system to pay them for the period the strike was called off.

Osodeke also noted that a meeting will be held soon over the new development.

He said, “Half salaries were paid, no reasons were given whatsoever. We learnt that Ngige wrote the office of the Accountant General and Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system and told them to only pay us for the period when we called off the strike.

“We heard there was a letter to that effect but we haven’t gotten it yet. We are going to summon a meeting.”


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