January 27, 2023

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ASUU: No going again on ‘no work, no pay’ – FG


The federal authorities stated Wednesday that regardless of objection by the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU), lecturers wouldn’t be paid for the interval they had been on strike.

Minister of Training, Mr Adamu Adamu, stated this whereas fielding questions from State Home correspondents on the finish of the weekly Federal Govt Council (FEC) assembly chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The strike has been known as off and the federal government has paid them what is because of them. I feel that’s the place of the federal government; that it isn’t going to pay anybody for work not achieved they usually solely did, I feel, the variety of days that they had been paid,” he stated.

The minister additionally dismissed the allegation that paying the lecturers on pro-rata foundation was a ploy to make them informal employees.

“No person could make college lecturers informal employees. How can anyone make a college lecturer an off-the-cuff. Are you aware the that means of informal employee? If you understand the that means of the informal employee, it’s inconceivable to make a college lecturer an off-the-cuff employee,” he stated.

Requested if the federal authorities can be prepared to take steps to assuage the ASUU and stave off additional hostilities, the Minister stated: “I don’t perceive, is there any drawback now?”.

Instructed they deliberate work-free-day, he stated “Oh? Okay, I’m not conscious. I’m not conscious. That they’re going on strike? No, no one has informed me.

“So let’s wait until the work-free-day comes, then I’ll discover out the main points and we’ll focus on, you possibly can ask me then, however in the intervening time, I’m telling you truthfully, I have no idea that there’s a drawback”, he stated.

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