FG Blasts ASUU And Insists On No-Work-No-Pay

FG Blasts ASUU And Insists On No-Work-No-Pay

FG Blasts ASUU And Insists On No-Work-No-Pay

FG Blasts ASUU And Insists On No-Work-No-Pay

The Academic Staff Union University has come under fire from the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah, due to the ongoing standoff between the union and the Federal Government.

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Opiah expressed disappointment over the more than 200-day strike that ASUU has been on since February 14, 2022, and claimed that despite the Federal Government’s best efforts to address the issues presented by ASUU, they have resisted calling off the strike.

The “no work, no pay” policy is still in effect, according to the minister stated when he visited Federal University in Lokoja, Kogi State.

He said, “The Federal Government cannot pay lecturers for what they did not work for. The strike has continued to portray the country in a bad light and has succeeded in causing more pain for parents and students.”

He said that the federal government has done so much on infrastructural development in all higher institutions across the country.

FG Blasts ASUU And Insists On No-Work-No-Pay

He charged the Vice-chancellor of FUL Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi to appeal to lecturers to come back to work adding that, their prolonged stay at home has done more harm than good to the future of Nigerian Students.

He said, “The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has done so much, especially in infrastructural development in our tertiary institution. Because anywhere you go, you will see the presence of TETFUND, buildings, vehicles, and all manners of institutional assets.

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“Those who think that lack of infrastructure is one of the reasons they went on strike should think again. Mr Vice Chancellor, let me use this opportunity to appeal to you, to also appeal to our lecturers to come back to work because our children are suffering.

“Our country’s image is going lower. Our parents are not happy, and these lecturers are also parents of some of our students. Contrary to what they think, some of us also have our Children in Nigeria Universities and they are also suffering.

FG Blasts ASUU And Insists On No-Work-No-Pay

“Although, if we stay on strike forever, it means our Children will be out of School forever. It is not in our own interest. There is nothing that has gone wrong that we cannot get corrected through dialogue. I know that almost everything that ASUU brought forth for discussion between the Federal Government has been resolved.

“Except that, now that ASUU wants to be paid for all the six months that they were absent from duty. And the Federal Government is saying no we cannot pay for those days you did not work.

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For once, let us activate the principle of no work no pay which is natural. It is only a thief that goes to eat where he didn’t work.

“And so if there should be any appeal for Federal Government to do otherwise, Lecturers should come back to the classroom to beg and appeal and renegotiate because this thing is no longer funny”.

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