Tinubu Orders Release Of Lecturers’ Salaries Withheld During Eight-Month ASUU Strike

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday approved the partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” order that was instituted against striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Recall that the order was instituted following the commencement of the Union’s eight-month industrial action which began on February 14, 2022 and was terminated on October 17, 2022.

Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced this in a 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.’

According to him, Tinubu invoked the Principle of the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy.

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The President, he said, granted the waiver with a mandatory requirement that the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment must secure a Document of Understanding (DoU) establishing that it will be the last one to be granted to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and all other Education Sector Unions.

“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 read.