Strike: ASUU Rejects FG's Upward Review of Salaries for Lecturers

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the federal governments' 23.5 % and 35% increment of salaries for lecturers and professors respectively.

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Recall that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed the increment on Tuesday, September 6, at a meeting with vice-chancellors and other stakeholders in the university system.

The minister further stated that the 2023 budget will make provision for the sum of N150 billion and N50 billion as funds for the revitalization of Federal Universities and the payment of outstanding areas of earned academic allowances, respectively. The funds is be paid to the institutions in the first quarter of the year.


However, the leadership of ASUU and three other university unions who had been on strike rejected the offer, describing it as ''inadequate''.

According to the unions, the projected increment cannot meet their respective demands needed to tackle the challenges confronting the university system. A source close to the academic body also revealed that the union is seeking over a 100 percent increase in salaries.

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