Saturday, April 1, 2023

Half Salary: Buhari Ready To Negotiate With ASUU Once Again – Speaker, Gbajabiamila

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President Muhammadu Buhari will resolve the complaints by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the payment of only half of their October salary by the Federal Government.


House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who revealed this yesterday,  appealed to the union members to remain calm.

ASUU President Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke had at the weekend flayed the half pay, saying it was regrettable that the Federal Government was treating university teachers like casual workers.

But in a statement yesterday, Gbajabiamila said that intervention had been made by the House to explore the possibility of partial payments of the outstanding salaries (February to October 13) to the lecturers.

He also said that efforts were on by the Executive and the House to address all issues that led to the ASUU strike that kept students at home for eight months.

READ ALSO: ASUU Begins NEC Meeting Over Half Payment

The Speaker specifically mentioned the inclusion of N170 billion  in the 2023 Budget to provide a level of increment in the welfare package of lecturers and N300 billion revitalisation fund to improve the infrastructure and operations of the federal universities.

READ ALSO: Pay Us Our Full Salary, We Didn’t Join ASUU Strike -CONUA Tells FG

Gbajabiamilla added that the harmonisation of some elements of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)  was already ongoing to arrive at an acceptable payment platform for university teachers.

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