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FG to Offset Salary Backlogs of SSANU, NASU Members

The Federal Government has announced plans to clear salary backlogs of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and Non-Academic Staff Union NASU members.

The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday evening.

Mamman clarified that unlike their academic counterparts, the non-academic university staff did not embark on a strike in 2022.

He emphasized that the government has been actively working to find a solution to their delayed salaries.

Regarding the approval for the payment to NASU and SSANU members, Mamman clarified,

“There is a court judgment on no work, no pay. ASUU getting four months’ pay was actually a discretion and decision on the part of the President. So, it doesn’t automatically transfer (to NASU and SSANU) but the matter is under consideration.

“I don’t think it is safe to put a time on it but it’s safer to say that we are on it and we are pushing.

“And in any case, the non-academic staff, they were not on strike for the same period with the academic staff — about four months or so. So, if they are getting payment, it is going to be half of that (payment), if the President will follow his precedent with the academic staff.”

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