The Nigerian government on wednesday has insisted that ASUU lecturers will not be paid for work not done during the nationwide strike in line with the ‘No work no pay’ policy.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this while commenting on the protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over pro-rata October salary payment.
State house reporters had engaged the minister after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu said the position of the federal government was that the Lecturers “would not be paid for work not done.”
The minister, while reacting to the allegation made by the President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodoke, that paying the lecturers on pro-rata basis was a ploy to make them casual workers, said government had no such plan.
“Nobody can make University lecturers casual workers,” he said.
When told that the lecturers were threatening a one-day action to protest government’s action, Adamu said he was not aware.
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