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JUST IN: FG begins payment of ASUU’s withheld salaries

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The Federal Government has begun the payment of the withheld salaries of lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). 

Sources in the academic sector have confirmed the development on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Prof. Gbolahan Bolarin, the chairman of ASUU at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, has also confirmed the development to PUNCH, saying, “Yes, it is true. Payment has started rolling in.”

In October 2023, President Bola Tinubu Tinubu ordered the release of four of the eight months’ ASUU withheld workers’ salaries.

The eight-month salaries were withheld when the administration of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari implemented a ‘No Work, No Pay policy’ against some federal lecturers under ASU who embarked on a strike that lasted eight months in 2022.

Recently, Tahir Mamman, the Minister of Education, said the federal government has increased the university workers’ salaries by 35 per cent.

Mamman also said the government has granted the universities autonomy by removing them from the Integrated Payment and Payroll Information System.

 

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