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Crisis Looms as ASUU Summons NEC Meeting Over Half-Salary

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Summons NEC Meeting Over Half-Salary

The National Executive Council has been called to an urgent meeting by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

This follows the payment of half salary to academics for the month of October 2022.

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Though there is no set date as of yet, this online newspaper learned that the decision to call a meeting came after the drama that broke out when union members received half salary in their accounts.

Half salaries were paid, according to a source who spoke to newsmen in Abuja.

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He said, “I was shocked when I received an alert from my bank and I noticed that I got half salary; they did not even talk about the backlog of the eight months of the strike,” the source said of discovering the payment.

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According to another source, “It is true that I received half, but some professors actually received salaries of N121,000; this is the fact, and we are waiting for the national body’s decision, and our members are very irate right now.”

ASUU National President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke verified the development in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja.

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“Half salary were paid, with absolutely no justification. We discovered that Ngige instructed the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System in a letter to only pay us for the time when we ended the strike.

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We have not received the letter, although having heard there was one. A meeting will soon be called.

The Ministry of Education, which oversees universities, when contacted, the ministry’s representative stated, “We do not pay salary at the Ministry of Education. Please address your query to the Accountant General’s office.

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