The Academic Staff Union of Universities represents academics, and the Federal Government on Saturday handed an explanation for why it did not pay them their full payment.
In a statement, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment said that ASUU members had entered apro- rata payment of their October hires.
Because they can’t be paid for work that has not been completed, the ministry claims thatpro- rata was used.
In addition, the statement made it clear that Chris Ngige, the honorable minister of labor and employment, noway gave the Accountant General of the Federation instructions to pay university instructors partial pay.
“ So, the Minister wrote to the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, directing that their hires should be restored. They were paid inpro- rata for the number of days that they worked in October, counting from the day that they suspended their artificial action. Pro-rata was done because you can’t pay them for work not done. Everybody’s hands are tied. ”
Part of the statement is as follows” Following the Court of Appeal decision upholding the National Industrial Court of Nigeria’s order requesting that ASUU return to work, the union leadership wrote to the Minister informing him that the strike has been suspended. similar correspondence from the Federal Ministry of Education and substantiation that they are back to work from our labor inspectors across several countries were transferred to him.
The ministry equally criticized a statement by the speaker of ASUU, Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto branch, MuhammadN. Al- Mustapha, accusing the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, of prejudiced payment of hires to named professional members of the union