FG begins payment of Lecturers’ withheld salaries

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the withheld salaries of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU’s chairperson at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Gbolahan Bolarin, who confirmed the development said: “Yes, it is true. Payment has started rolling in.”

President Bola Tinubu in October 2023 approved the release of four of the eight months’ ASUU withheld salaries of the workers.

The 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, which lasted eight months in 2022.