FG begins payment of ASUU’s withheld salaries

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

The Director Press in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr. Bawa Mokwa, confirmed the development to The Nation yesterday in Abuja.

Mokwa said the government released two months’ salary arrears to the affected lecturers at the weekend while another tranche of two months’ salary was slated to be released to them later yesterday.

The director said the government had resolved to offset the eight months’ salary arrears of the university lecturers who embarked on an eight-month strike under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

The OAGF spokesman assured the lecturers that the remaining four months’ salary arrears would be settled but did not say when this happen.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari invoked a “No Work, No Pay policy” against some university lecturers who embarked on a crippling strike that lasted eight months in 2022.

Before the Federal Government started paying off the withheld salaries, members of ASUU, the umbrella body of public university lecturers, had threatened to embark on another strike, if the Federal Government failed to pay them their withheld salaries.



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