On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, stated that the government could only afford a 23.5% percent wage increase for lecturers while providing a 35% raise for professors.
The Minister also made notice of the president’s (ret.) warning against entering into commitments that the government won’t be able to fulfill.
In his remarks at the gathering of vice chancellors and other university system stakeholders, Adamu revealed this.
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“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.
“Henceforth, allowances that pertain to ad-hoc duties of the academic and non-academic staff shall be paid as at when due by the Governing Councils of Universities to which such services are rendered and to the staff who perform
“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.
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