ASUU Reveals Identity Of Minister Who ‘Authorised’ Half Salary

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The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have confirmed the payment of their half salary.

Best News Network had earlier reported that the Federal Government on Thursday paid members of the union half of their October salary.

The lecturers who had resumed on the 14th of October after months of the strike were paid for the 17 days of their service.

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The National President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke while confirming the development in a chat with Punch claimed that the Federal Government did not state its reason for paying them half of their salary.

He further stated that there are speculations that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, directed the Office of the Accountant General and Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system to pay them for the period the strike was called off.

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Osodeke who noted that a meeting will be held soon said, “Half salaries were paid, no reasons were given whatsoever. We learnt that Ngige wrote the office of the Accountant General and Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system and told them to only pay us for the period when we called off the strike.

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“We heard there was a letter to that effect but we haven’t gotten it yet. We are going to summon a meeting.”

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