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ASUU: FG Announces Lecturers 23.5% Salary Increment

ASUU: FG Announces Lecturers 23.5% Salary Increment

ASUU: FG Announces Lecturers 23.5% Salary Increment

ASUU: FG Announces Lecturers 23.5% Salary Increment

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

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The minister also mentioned that Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the president, had issued a warning against entering into agreements that the government wouldn’t be able to fulfill.

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

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

ASUU: FG Announces Lecturers 23.5% Salary Increment

“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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Speaking at the end of the meeting, the pro-chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Peter Okebukola, noted that the government was ready to go all out to ensure that the university lecturers return back to school.


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