ASUU STRIKE: FG announces 23.5% salary increment for lecturers

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During the discussion with vice chancellors and other university system stakeholders, Adamu made this disclosure.

The Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria has announced a 23.5% salary increment for lecturers as the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters the eighth month.

Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, stated on Tuesday that the government could only afford to increase lecturers’ pay by 23.5%, while professors will receive a 35% raise.

ASUU STRIKE: FG announces 23.5% salary increment for lecturers
Adamu Adamu, Minister for Education, Nigeria

The minister also mentioned that Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the President, had issued a warning against entering into agreements that the government would not be able to fulfill.

During the discussion with vice chancellors and other university system stakeholders, Adamu made this disclosure.

The National Open University of Nigeria’s provost, Professor Peter Okebukola, commented at the conclusion of the meeting that the government was prepared to take extreme measures to guarantee that the university instructors returned to their places of employment.

FG announces 23.5% salary increment for lecturers

“The Federal Government can only afford a 23.5% salary increase for all category of the workforce in Federal Universities, except for the professorial cadre which will enjoy a 35% upward review.

“Henceforth, allowances that pertain to ad-hoc duties of the academic and non-academic staff shall be paid as at when due by the Governing Councils of Universities to which such services are rendered and to the staff who perform them.

“That a sum of 150 billion Naira shall be provided for in the 2023 Budget as funds for the revitalization of Federal Universities, to be disbursed to the Institutions in the First Quarter of the year, and that a sum of 50 billion Naira shall be provided for in the 2023 Budget for the payment of outstanding areas of earned academic allowances, to be paid in the First Quarter of the year.”

 

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ASUU STRIKE: FG announces 23.5% salary increment for lecturers

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