Nigerian Govt — Members of NASU and SSANU will get half pay

Members of NASU and SSANU

Members of NASU and SSANU; Should President Bola Tinubu authorize the payment of their wage arrears, the Federal Government claims that members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) will receive half of their withheld salaries.

Tahir Mamman, the Minister of Education, made this revelation on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, which HYPEBLOG9JA MEDIA saw.

According to the minister, university non-academic employees did not go on strike for the same length of time in 2022 as their academic colleagues.

He mentioned that the government is striving to provide relief for them. When asked about the delay in paying NASU and SSANU members, Mamman clarified that it hasn’t received approval.

He explained that the decision to pay ASUU four months’ salaries was discretionary and not automatic for NASU and SSANU, but it’s being considered. However, he couldn’t specify a timeline.

Regarding claims of discrimination, the minister argued against it, stating that all staff work toward the same goals despite their roles.

HYPEBLOG9JA MEDIA reported that SSANU and NASU went on a week-long warning strike in March over withheld salaries, criticizing the government for paying ASUU but not them.

All unions had an eight-month strike in 2022 for better welfare. Despite the ‘No Work, No Pay policy’, President Bola Tinubu released four months’ salaries in October.

SSANU and NASU accused the government of unfair treatment compared to ASUU.

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