President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given an order for the release of salaries that were withheld from Nigerian lecturers during the 2022 ASUU strike.
Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced this in a statement on Friday.
The president has approved a partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” Order that was imposed on striking ASUU members during their eight-month industrial action from February 14, 2022 to October 17, 2022.
The waiver is granted with the condition that the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment must secure a Document of Understanding (DoU) stating that this will be the final waiver granted to ASUU and other education sector.
“In view of his determination to mitigate the difficulties being felt during the implementation of key economic reforms in the country, as well as his recognition of the faithful implementation of terms which were agreed upon during the fruitful deliberations between ASUU and the Federal Government of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu has directed the grant of an exceptional last waiver of the ‘No Work, No Pay’ Order on ASUU, which will allow for the previously striking members of ASUU to receive four (4) months of salary accruals out of the eight months of salary which was withheld during the eight-month industrial action undertaken by the union,” the statement titled ‘President Tinubu Approves Partial Waiver of the ‘No Work No Pay’ Order on ASUU Members, Orders Release of Four Months of Withheld Salary’ added.
In 2022, former President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government withheld salaries of ASUU members following the period the workers embarked on strike.