- Minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has sent a warning message to Nigerian university lecturers
- Nwajiuba said some lecturers who got excessive salaries would be made to refund them
- The minister noted that it would be unfair to the federal government if the lecturers said they have not been paid for eight months
Emeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education, said some lecturers got excess salaries and had to refund it back to the government.
Channels TV reports that the minister made this known on Tuesday, November 3, amid the controversy trailing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The new policy has been faulted by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
“I think it is a lie to say the government has not paid them in eight months. It will be unfair to the government and wouldn’t be necessary to bring that kind of argument because some people may have different levels.
“Some people even got salaries that were not adequate. Some people over got and had to refund. There were so many issues with it.”
Speaking on when the university lecturers would call off their strike and return back to their classrooms, the minister did not give a specific date, adding that there is no circumstance preventing the lecturers from returning back to their duty posts.
Nwajiuba further stated:
“The lecturers can be back in the classroom tomorrow if they say they want to go back. There is nothing withholding the lecturers from into the classroom tomorrow.
“Everything that the government needs to do is done. If you want your salaries, get on the platform and collect your salaries.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that ASUU said it would continue its ongoing strike because the federal government has not made any sincere effort at resolving the industrial dispute.
It was reported that ASUU on Tuesday, November 3, accused the Nigerian government of carrying out blackmail, intimidation, and falsehood against lecturers.
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