Lecturers Get Full November Salary, Demand October Arrears
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on November 30, 2022
Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have reportedly been paid full salaries for the month of November 2022, while the eight month arrears reportedly remained withheld by the Federal Government.
According to a senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano, some members of the union have started receiving salaries, noting that their arrears are still withheld.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Calabar branch, have staged a peaceful protest to demand the payment of their eight months’ salary arrears from the Federal Government.
The Chairman of the union in UNICAL, Dr John Edor, who led other members on the protest today in Calabar, said members of the union were owed eight months’ salary arrears, from March to October.
Edor said that in the month of October, members of the union were paid for 18 days, describing the payment as “daily payment” for workers. He said that ASUU was insisting on the revitalization of universities and that the welfare of university staff should be improved.
According to him, the non-payment of the withheld salary arrears has continued to cause untold hardship for the lecturers.