Lecturers of Nigeria public universities under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have been thrown into confusion, following the half payment of salary for only 18 working days in the month of October by the Federal Government.
Lecturers and senior members of ASUU, who spoke under strict confidence noted that the government only paid half salaries.
ASUU had earlier called off its eight-month-old strike on October 14, 2022. Lecturers were encouraged to resume back to work by the union on that same day.
Speaking with news correspondent, a senior member of the National Executive Council, said, “We were only paid for the days after the strike. I received a half salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.”
“Yes, it is true, I received half salary. It seems the government is set to kill unionism in the country but we are ready for them.” Another member confirmed the development.