The Federal Government has paid lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for 18 working days in the month of October.
This was disclosed by lecturers and members of ASUU who spoke with newsmen during an interview.
A senior member of the National Executive Council, who spoke with newsmen said; “We were only paid for the days after the strike. I received a half salary. Other members are angry right now, they are blaming the NEC for calling off the strike.”
Another member, who confirmed the development said; “Yes, it is true, I received half salary. It seems the Government is set to kill unionism in the Country but we are ready for them.”
The National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, who confirmed this development said; “Yes, it is true and we are honestly shocked”.
The FG is yet to say the reason for the half payment, but it is been speculated that the decision is based on the fact that the lecturers resumed back to work in the middle of October.
CEOAFRICA had reported that ASUU had on Friday, October 14 announced the suspension of the strike which commenced on Monday, February 14, 2022.
In a statement released and signed by Osodeke, the union explained that it suspended the strike based on court order while noting that the government had yet to meet some of the demands which led to the commencement of its strike.