Ignore Ngige And Pay ASUU Members Full Salaries, Falana Tells Buhari
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on November 7, 2022
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to direct public universities to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) their full salaries.
Some members of the union which recently called off their eight-month strike had complained of getting half salaries for October 2022. The Federal Government had defended the move, insisting that the varsity teachers cannot be paid for not working.But in a statement on Sunday, Falana, said the ‘no work, no pay’ policy does not apply to ASUU members.
Falana insisted that the position of the Federal Government is factually faulty and legally misleading. Since the industrial action was called off the public universities have adjusted their calendars to ensure that the 2021/2022 academic session is not cancelled. Consequently, students are currently taking lectures or writing examinations that were disrupted during the strike of the ASUU.
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