Both the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the newly registered Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics (CONUA) have kicked against the payment of half salaries to their members for October.
The National Vice President of ASUU, Chris Piwuna, who confirmed the development on Thursday night, described the development as insulting, humiliating and embarrassing.
The union’s chapter at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) also reportedly tweeted on Thursday evening condemning the development, even as it appealed to its members to remain calm.
The National Coordinator of CONUA, Niyi Sunmonu, also described the development as unfortunate but appealed to members that all the contradictions would be resolved.
The Nigerian government has insisted on implementing the No Work, No Pay policy for the period the university workers were away from their duty posts.