Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Lecturers Receive One Month Salary, Waiting For The Second Month "Alert".

•Management blame delay on the striking non-academic staff

The chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in Nasarawa State University, Dr. Theophilous Lagi, has confirmed that his members have received just one month of their salaries, just as he absolved government of any reneging but blamed the delay on the management of NSUK.

He said they are still waiting for the remaining month, as promised at the tripartite management, ASUU and government meeting last Saturday, where government said it will bear full responsibility for the lecturers' March and April salaries.

Dr. Lagi said that government had given Wednesday (today) as deadline to complete the payment, saying they will be patient till today expires before taking the next action.

The Registrar of NSUK, Alhaji Dalhatu Mamman, in a press release on Monday had acknowledged the receipt of N216 million from government, and further directed the academic staff to resume work the following day.

The lecturers however, insisted that until they received their complete two months salaries, they won't be anywhere near the classrooms.

A reliable source in the Registrar's office, who preferred anonymity, said the delay in completing the payment was because of the ongoing strike by the non-academic staff of the university.

The source revealed that management has been battling to bring up payment template, originally the responsibility of the striking non teaching staff.

He said that despite the noticeable challenges, all effort is being put in place to transfer the remaining one month salary into the lecturers various accounts before the end of today, and assured that normal academic activities will resume before the end of the week

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim

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