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UniAbuja Approves Salary Payment To ASUU Members Despite Ongoing Strike

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The University of Abuja management said it was not responsible for the delay in the payment of salaries of academic staff members of the University.

It said that it had since approved payment of all academic staff members for May 2024.

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In a statement by the vice-chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, the management said the delay might have been caused by a glitch in payment platforms of the government.

According to Na’Allah, “The University Management approved payment of salaries to all academic staff, and included with magnanimity, even those on strike who deserve no salary because of the activation of ‘No Work No Pay’ policy of the Nigerian government in the University.

“The management was in contact with the IPPIS this morning, to inquire about what was responsible for the delay in the payment of salaries to academic staff, and the information available to us is that it might be from glitch in the Remita.”

The statement continued: “However, Management is surprised that ASUU branch leadership which along with some of its members walked out on their students and have refused to work for more than a month now, and who ordinarily deserve no salary, are the ones to first cry wolf and working to blackmail the University.”

The VC noted, “It is unfortunate and painful to Management that the academic staff are subjected to this suffering, especially those who laboured day and night to make life meaningful to their students.

“What is important to us, at the moment, is that the IPPIS has since confirmed that May 2024 Academic Salary has been released for payment and the continued delay now being experienced might be from the Remita and not from Management.”

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