- The federal government has paid Nigerian lecturers who are members of ASUU their full November salaries
- However, the President Buhari-led government is said to have withheld the lecturers' eight-month arrears
- This was revealed on Wednesday, November 30, by an ASUU member in Bayero University Kano
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Kano - Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have received full salaries for the month of November.
However, the lecturers' eight-month arrears are still withheld by the federal government, according to Punch.
The development was revealed on Wednesday, November 30, by an ASUU member at Bayero University Kano.
During an interview with the newspaper, the union's member said:
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“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.”
ASUU's National Executive Council (NEC) is expected to hold a crucial meeting soon over the withheld salaries.
ASUU strike: University lecturers Issues fresh threat as FG insists on ‘no-work, no-pay’ policy
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to skip the backlog of academic sessions halted by their seven-month strike if the federal government persists on the no work no pay rule.
ASUU members, mainly of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) chapter, Rivers state, after a special congress and protest rally on Monday, November 21, issued the threat.
ASUU threatens FG
The aggrieved members argued that the policy does not apply to them because they have picked up from where they dropped their down tools seven months ago and currently clearing the backlogs of work, combining two sessions.
Chairman, ASUU, Uniport, Dr. Uzoma Chima, said:
“What we are going to do if the FG refuses to listen to us is so simple. If government continues to say they will not pay us, we will abandon the work to do for those sessions and that will mean outright cancelation of those sessions.”
Meanwhile, some of the inscriptions on their protest placards read, “No to Pro Rata Salary Payment, “Lecturers are not casual workers” and “FG, stop maltreatment of lecturers”.