Tinubu waives ‘no work, no pay’ rule for ASUU, orders payment of withheld salaries

Invoking the principle of the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy, President Bola Tinubu has approved the partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” Order that was instituted against striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) following the commencement of their eight-month industrial action which began on February 14, 2022 and was terminated on October 17, 2022.

The President directed the payment of the withheld four months salaries of the previously striking members of ASUU.

He said the lecturers would be paid four months accruals out of the eight months of salary which was withheld during the eight-month industrial action undertaken by ASUU.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said the waiver was in view of the President’s determination to mitigate the difficulties being felt during the implementation of key economic reforms in the country.

He said the President has directed the grant of the waiver with a mandatory requirement that the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment must secure a Document of Understanding (DoU) establishing that this exceptional waiver granted by the President will be the last one to be granted to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and all other Education Sector Unions.

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