FG is wicked, ASUU laments as lecturers receive half payment

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The federal government has come under fire from some Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members for failing to pay them their full salary.

ASUU had gone on strike on February 14 to emphasize its demands, which included more financing for institutions and a review of teachers' pay, among other things.

Emmanuel Osodeke
Emmanuel Osodeke

The federal government had threatened not to pay the lecturers for the strike period during the back-and-forth over the union's demands, but a review of the decision was reportedly being considered.

On October 14, the union called off its strike and told its members to return to work.

Days after the Abuja-based court of appeal ordered the union to halt its strike, the decision to suspend the strike was made.

Despite the strike's postponement, union members who spoke with pressmen on Thursday claimed they had not yet received their full salary from the government.

“I’m yet to get mine, but some of us who have received theirs got half salaries for October. We don’t know why they have to pay us half salary," an ASUU member stated.

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