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ASUU: Lecturers Express Shock As FG Pays Half Salary

ASUU: Lecturers Express Shock As FG Pays Half Salary

Emmanuel Osodeke

University lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have received their pay for only 18 working days from the Federal Government, against their usual full salary.

Some of the affected lecturers and senior members of ASUU, who spoke to the Punch anonymously confirmed the move by the Federal Government on Thursday.

ASUU called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022, and lecturers were instructed to resume work immediately.

Speaking to Punch's correspondent, a senior member of the National Executive Council, said, “We were only paid for the days after the strike. I received a half salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.”

Another member of ASUU said, “Yes, it is true, I received half salary. It seems the government is set to kill unionism in the country but we are ready for them.”

Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the National President of ASUU also confirmed the development, expressing shock at the government's action. 

“Yes, it is true and we are honestly shocked," he said.

Although it is speculated that the government acted based on the lecturers' resumption halfway into the month, the Federal Government is yet to pass any comments on the matter.

The ASUU strike which commenced on February 14 was suspended exactly eight months later, after a series of meetings with members of the House of Representatives led by its speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.


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