The Federal government has started the installment of the minimum wage arrears which it owed teachers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Academic Staff Union of Universities as a feature of endeavors to end progressing strikes by the associations.
Dr. Anderson Ezeibe, the National President of ASUP and Dr. Gbolahan Bolarinthe, Chairman of ASUU FUTMinna, affirmed this in a discrete meeting with News men in Abuja on Thursday.
Affirming the installment (payment) on Thursday, Dr. Ezeibe, notwithstanding, said that was only the start. He said, “The public authority has begun answering. They recently began paying the compensation/ minimum wage (the lowest pay permitted by law) arrears, the one they have wouldn’t pay.
“In any case, that is only one of the requests, so we have not reached anyplace. They have not taken care of the others, but rather I can affirm that individuals have begun getting alerts of the back payments owed.”