- The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially began move to end the ongoing strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics.
According to Punch News, the Federal Government has commenced the payment of minimum wage arrears which it owed lecturers under the auspices of ASUU and ASUP.
During a separate interview with Punch news in Abuja, on Thursday 19th, the Chairman of ASUU FUTMinna, Dr Gbolahan Bolarin and the National Presidents of ASUP, Dr Anderson Ezeibe confirmed the move by the Federal government.
Recall that ASUU began its strike on the 14th of February, 2022, following the Federal government inability to meet the union’s demands which includes the payment of minimum wage arrears and release of revitalisation funds, etc.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUU) are also currently on a two-week warning strike.
While confirming the news on Thursday, ASUP National President, Ezeibe noted that even though the federal government has started paying, it was just the beginning as the payment of salary/minimum wage arrears was just one out of the demands that was made by the Union.
He, Ezeibe revealed that, even though the federal government have not attended to the other demands, people have started receiving credit alerts on the arrears owed.
Dr Bolarin, the Chairman of ASUU FUTMinna also revealed that some of his members were already getting credit alerts of their minimum wage arrears while their salaries are still pending.