The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the non-release of almost eight months’ salaries of university lecturers.
ASUU said the salaries of lecturers were withheld due to its 2022 strike action.
A statement by ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, said such was one of the many issues affecting the Nigerian University System, NUS.
Osodeke said the issue was discussed at ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting at the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, from Saturday, August 19, to Sunday August 20, 2023.
According to Osodeke, ASUU NEC reiterated that “the application of the anti-labour ‘No-Work-No-Pay’ policy to academics ignores the indisputable facts that (i) only the teaching component of academics’ work was suspended during the strike action, and (ii) with the suspension of the strike through interventions by the then Hon Speaker of Federal House of Representatives (now Chief of Staff to Mr. President and Visitor to Federal Universities), Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and other well-meaning Nigerians, the academics have made up for the lost ground under the most excruciating economic conditions”.