The Federal Government has commenced plans to pay the Congress of University Academics their withheld salaries and rectify the “half salaries” paid to all lecturers under the newly registered union for the month of October 2022, Sunday PUNCH has reliably gathered.
Sources familiar with the matter made it known to our correspondent on Saturday in Abuja.
Sunday PUNCH reports that the lecturers under CONUA just like the Academic Staff Union of Universities had their salaries withheld following the invocation of the No-Work-No-Pay policy by the Federal Government during the height of the ASUU strike.
Though the coordinator of CONUA, Dr Niyi Sunmonu, noted that members of CONUA were not on strike, the lecturers still had their salaries withheld.
“They were paid in pro rata to the number of days that they worked in October, counting from the day they suspended their industrial action.
“Pro-rata was done because you cannot pay them for work not done. Everybody’s hands are tied.”