The Federal Government Dismisses Claims That Lecturers Haven’t Been Paid For 8 Months Now

The Federal Government Dismisses Claims That Lecturers Haven’t Been Paid For 8 Months Now

Claims by university Lecturers that they are yet to be paid their salaries for 8 months now; has been dismissed by the Federal government.

In an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today program, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, said that such claims by the lecturers are very unreasonable.

Still  addressing the claim, he  stated that  most of the Lecturer received payments in excess and as a result had to  make refunds to the government.

Ongoing ASUU strike meeting

For a long time now, there has been some disagreement between the Federal Government and the Association of Lecturers over the presentation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) into the academic framework.

Such a disagreement over the introduction of  IPPIS  had led to a situation where the Federal Government withheld salaries of lecturers who refused to be enrolled into the new payment system as well as lecturers embarking on several strike actions over the non payment of their salaries.

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Be that as it may, Nwajiuba stated: “I think it is a lie to say the government has not paid them in eight months.

It will be unfair to the government and wouldn’t be necessary to bring that kind of argument because some people may have different levels.

“Some people even got salaries that were not adequate. Some people got over and had to refund. There were so many issues with it.” – he added.

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