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SSANU, NASU to receive half payment of withheld salaries – Education minister, Mamman

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The Federal Authorities has made plans to offset wage backlogs of members of the Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Educational Workers Union, NASU.

The Minister of Training, Prof. Tahir Mamman, revealed this throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Politics At this time.

He mentioned the unions will obtain half of their withheld salaries pending approval from President Bola Tinubu.

He clarified that the choice to compensate tutorial workers was discretionary and doesn’t robotically lengthen to non-academic workers.

Based on him, the non-academic workers members of universities weren’t on strike for a similar interval in 2022 as their tutorial counterparts.

He mentioned the federal government has been “doing every little thing doable to get aid for them.”

DAILY POST remembers that in 2022, all college unions launched into an eight-month strike, advocating for improved welfare situations.

Whereas former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration applied a ‘No Work, No Pay’ coverage, Tinubu permitted the discharge of 4 months of the withheld salaries final October, though just for the tutorial workers.

Addressing allegations of discrimination, Mamman emphasised the unity of goal amongst college workers, dismissing any intentional exclusion however quite attributing it to preliminary communication challenges.

“There’s a courtroom judgement on ‘no work, no pay.’ ASUU getting 4 months’ pay was truly a discretion and choice on the a part of the President.

“ So, it doesn’t robotically switch (to NASU and SSANU) however the matter is into consideration.

“I don’t suppose it’s secure to place a time on it nevertheless it’s safer to say that we’re on it and we’re pushing.

“And in any case, the non-academic workers, weren’t on strike for a similar interval with the tutorial workers — about 4 months or so.

“So, if they’re getting fee, it’s going to be half of that (fee), if the President will observe his precedent with the tutorial workers,” the minister emphasised.

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