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Thursday, September 8, 2022

ASUU Strike: SSANU Rejects 23.5% Pay Rise

 The committee’s Chairman, Yusuf Ali (SAN), disclosed this while commenting on the 35% increase for professors and 23.5% for other university workers, including lecturers.


 
The President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim has rejected 23.5% pay rise proposed by the federal government.
 
Ibrahim rejected the pay rise in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday.

This comes after Committee of Pro-Chancellors of state universities on Tuesday said state governments would not implement any agreement between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities.
 
The Chairman of Committee of Pro-Chancellors of state universities, Yusuf Ali (SAN) added that the decision of the federal government is not binding on it.
 
He spoke while commenting on the 35% increase for professors and 23.5%  for other university workers, including lecturers.
 
The strike embarked upon by ASUU over demands including the revitalisation funds, opposition to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and insistence on the implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution developed by the union entered its 207th day on Wednesday.
 
At a meeting with vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and chairmen of Governing Councils of federal universities in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the Federal Government could only afford a 23.5%  increase for university lecturers and 35%  for professors.
 
In the interview with The PUNCH, Ali said the decision of the Federal Government was not binding on state universities.

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