Lecturers under the protection of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have received full salaries for the month of November 2022.
According to Punch correspondent, it was also gathered that the eight month arrears remained withheld by the Federal Government.
A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made this known in an interview with Punch corespondent in Abuja on Wednesday.
“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.”
It was reported that the Federal Government refused to pay the striking lecturers for the eight months when they were on strike.
According to Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, half salary was paid to lecturers in October, 2022.
It was exclusively gathered by Punch Newspaper that the lecturers were paid only 18 working days in October.
“We were only paid for the days after the strike.
I received half salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.” One of the senior staff said.
Lecturers across the country have been protesting against this decision by the Federal Government.
The PUNCH also reported how ASUU called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022. Lecturers were encouraged to resume back to work by the union on that same day.
The National Executive Council of the union is expected to hold a crucial meeting in the coming days over the withheld salaries.
More details later…