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Tinubu approves waiver, orders release of four months withheld ASUU salary

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the partial waiver of the “no work, no pay” imposed on previous striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities who embarked on an industrial action on February 14, 2022.

This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President.
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According to the statement, the president ordered the immediate payment of the four-month withheld salary of ASUU members out of the eight-month salary withheld.

The waiver, according to the president, is “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 that were agreed upon during the fruitful deliberations between ASUU and the Federal Government.”

The statement reads, “Invoking the Principle of the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy, President Bola Tinubu has 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) following the commencement of their eight-month industrial action, which began on February 14, 2022, and was terminated on October 17, 2022.

“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 that 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 the previously striking members of ASUU to receive four (4) months of salary accruals out of the eight months of salary that were withheld during the eight-month industrial action undertaken by the union.

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“The President has directed the grant of 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 this exceptional waiver granted by the President will be the last one to be granted to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and all other Education Sector Unions.

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