ASUU Strike: Lecturers receive full salaries for November, arrears withheld

by Amos Kalu

Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have received full salaries for the month of November 2022, The OHAFIATV News can confirm.

The eight-month arrears remained withheld by the Federal Government.

A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made this known in an interview with our 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 during 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.

The lecturers were paid only 18 working days in the month of October a senior member of ASUU spoke to our correspondent under strict confidence noted.

    Speaking, he said, “We were only paid for the days after the strike. I received half my salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.”

    Lecturers across the country have been protesting against this decision by the Federal Government.

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

    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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