The Federal Government has settled the full salaries of the members of the embattled Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for the month of November, even as it withheld their arrears for the eight months they were on strike.
A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano who made this known in an interview with Punch correspondent in Abuja today, November 30 said: “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.”
The lecturers, in October 2022, were also paid pro-rata (half-pay) according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
Lecturers across the country have been protesting against this decision by the Federal Government.
The National Executive Council of the union is expected to hold a crucial meeting in the coming days over the withheld salaries.