BREAKING: FG Ignores ASUU, Begins Payment of 8-Month Salary Backlog to CONUA

BREAKING: FG Ignores ASUU, Begins Payment of 8-Month Salary Backlog to CONUA

  • The federal government has started paying the Congress of University Academics their withheld salaries according to report
  • CONUA, a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff of Universities, was registered in October, 2022 by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige
  • Recall that there have been controversies following the payment of half salaries by the government to members of ASUU

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In a move to spite the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government has commenced payment of the 8-month salary backlog to some lecturers who are members of Congress of University Academics (CONUA).

CONUA is the breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

A member of CONUA disclosed that the leadership of the union has already got a hint from the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Daily Trust reports.

Chris Ngige has refused to pay ASUU
F has started paying the Congress of University Academics their withheld salaries. Photo credit: Dan Solomon
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He said the minister has assured members of the new union that they would start receiving alerts as from Monday.

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He said:

“We were not part of the last strike. We had earlier written to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment. So, the minister has looked into our letter, and he has directed accordingly."

Payment of Half salary to lecturers: Three decisions ASUU may likely take against FG

Meanwhile, following the payment of half salary to lecturers, the National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities is set to meet in Abuja on Monday, November 7..

The meeting will be held at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja. During the meeting, lecturers would decide whether or not to resume strike following the payment of half salary by the government.

The purpose of the emergency meeting is to discuss the payment of half-salaries to the lecturers.

Half salary: Another strike looms as university ASUU issues stay-at-home order to members

Following the recent action of the federal government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Jos chapter has ordered its members to stay at home indefinitely.

Premium Times reports that that the ASUU branch made this known in a statement made signed by the branch chairperson, Professor Lazarus Maigoro.

Source: Legit.ng

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