The Federal Government has said it will clear the arrears on the consequential adjustment on minimum wage owed to members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non- Academic Staff Union of Educational an Associated Institutions (NASU) by end of October.
Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this at the
end of a meeting between the Federal Government and the Joint Action
Committee (JAC) of the two unions, convened to examine the level of
implementation of the Memorandum of Action, it signed with the unions
in February, 2021.
Ngige commended the unions for their understanding and maturity in
cooperating with government to resolve their issues, emphasizing that
government did not take them for granted.
In a statement on Saturday by Deputy Director of Press and Public
Relations, Charles Akpan, the Minister disclosed the meeting was a
continuation of an earlier one held on 25th February, 2021 at his
instance, and at which agreements were reached on various issues
concerning members of the unions.
He stated that the meeting agreed that the payment of the arrears be fast-
tracked between now and the end of October, adding that arrears in
salary and promotion had been captured in the 2021 Supplementary