In response to the Federal Government’s decision to pay professors only half of their regular salaries, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council.
The Punch says that the date of the meeting has not yet been set. The lecturers were upset that the administration didn’t pay them their full salaries.
On Monday, February 14, 2022, ASUU went on strike to get more from the government.
After a series of meetings between union members and the Federal Government, ASUU called off the strike eight months later and told its members to go back to work right away.
A court of appeals had told the union to stop its strike a few days before the decision to end the strike.
The union’s leader, Emmanuel Osodeke, said that the strike, which had been going on for eight months, was over because a court told them to.
He said, “The problems haven’t been completely solved, and no deal has been made.” So, we’re going back to work because we’re a group that follows the law and doesn’t want to break it. We also hope that the speaker’s promised help will solve these problems in a very short amount of time.
But at the end of October, the lecturers only got paid half of what they were owed for the month.
Osodeke confirmed that they got half of their pay by saying, “Half salaries were paid, and no reason was given.” We found out that Ngige wrote to the office of the Accountant General and the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system and told them to only pay us for the time when we ended the strike.
“We heard that there was a letter saying that, but we haven’t received it yet. We will call for a meeting.”
The Federal Government hasn’t said anything about what the lecturers said yet.