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FG begins payment of ASUU’s withheld salaries

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The FG has started paying professors’ salaries that had been withheld under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, according to Punch Online.

Prof. Gbolahan Bolarin, the chairperson of ASUU at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, acknowledged the development on official records, stating that it is factual. The salary has begun to come in.

President Bola Tinubu has authorized the release of four of the eight months’ worth of pay that ASUU withheld from its employees in October 2023.

Salaries were withheld when the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari invoked a ‘No Work, No Pay policy’ against some university-based unions that embarked on a strike that lasted eight months in 2022.

The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, recently said the government has increased the university workers’ salaries by 35 percent.

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

He added that the universities no longer need a waiver to recruit and fill vacancies.

These resolutions were reached through informal consultations with the unions based in tertiary institutions, Mamman said.

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