FG, ASUU In Fresh Crisis, Minister Insists On “No-Work-No-Pay”

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set for a fresh showdown with the Federal Government over implementation of the “No-Work-No-Pay” policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking with corespondents in Abuja on Wednesday, insisted the government will not pay full salaries to lecturers despite their ongoing nationwide protest.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that ASUU had on Monday begun protests across the country to press home their demand for full pay after the Federal Government failed to pay them for the eight-month period the lecturers were on strike.

Recall that ASUU embarked on strike that lasted for eight months but resumed only to receive the salary for just the few days they worked in the month of October.

Adamu, during the media briefing insisted that the university lecturers “would not be paid for work not done.”

He also reacted to comments made by the National Chairman of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke that the FG was treating the lecturers as casual workers.

“Nobody can make university lecturers casual workers,” Adamu said.

The minister stated that he was not aware that the lecturers were threatening a one-day protest to protest government’s actions.


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