ASUU: FG insists on no work, no-pay

The Federal Government has insisted on no work, no-pay for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, spoke after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. He said the government has paid the teachers what was due to them.

“I think that’s the position of the government; that it is not going to pay anyone for work not done and they only did, I think, the number of days that they were paid,” he said.

The minister also denied ASUU leadership’s claim that the teachers were being treated like casual workers.

He asked: “How can anybody make a university lecturer a casual worker? Do you know the meaning of casual worker? If you know the meaning of the casual worker, it is impossible to make a university lecturer a casual worker.”

When told that the teachers were planning to stay off work for a day in protest, he said: “I’m not aware. That they are going on strike? No, nobody has told me.

“So let’s wait till the work-free day comes, then I’ll find out the details and we’ll discuss.

“You can ask me then, but at the moment, I’m telling you honestly, I do not know that there is a problem.”



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