ASUU criticized FG over payment decision

University lecturers, under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, have criticized Federal Government over its
decision to pay them half-salary for October.

A member of the union’s National Executive Council told newsmen that the decision to pay half-salary allegedly emanated from Labour and  Employment Minister Chris Ngige to the Accountant General of the Federation.

However Mr. Ngige dismissed the allegation, saying he never directed the Accountant General to pay the university lecturers half salary. The NEC member, who spoke in confidence, said the leadership of ASUU was reviewing the situation and would respond appropriately.