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ASUU: FG approves 23.5 percent salary increment for lecturers

FG increases lecturers salary

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has announced the position of the Federal Government in salary increment of workers, he noted that the government could only afford 23.5 percent salary increase, while a 35% increment will be enjoyed by professors.

The minister disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking during the meeting with vice-chancellors and other stakeholders in the university system.

Adamu noted that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) warned against signing agreements which the government will not be able to meet.

He said,”The Federal Government can only afford a 23.5% salary increase for all category of the workforce in Federal Universities, except for the professorial cadre which will enjoy a 35% upward review.

“That a sum of 150 billion Naira shall be provided for in the 2023 Budget as
funds for the revitalization of Federal Universities, to be disbursed to the
Institutions in the First Quarter of the year, and that a sum of 50 billion Naira shall be provided for in the 2023 Budget for the payment of outstanding areas of earned academic allowances, to be paid
in the First Quarter of the year”.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the pro-chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Peter Okebukola, noted that the government was ready to go all out to ensure that the university lecturers return back to school by by

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