FG Insists On No-Work-No-Pay For Lecturers Over ASUU Strike
The Federal Government on Saturday summoned the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to consider the plights of Nigerian students who have stayed at home for six months and call off the strike.?
?The Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah, made the call in Owerri while fielding questions from Reporters. He said that the Federal Government has met all the demands made by ASUU, adding that the only issue on the table is the Government’s “No Work No Pay” policy.?
He said the Government believes that the lecturers who did not go to work for six months did not deserve their salaries, even as he assured that the Government has mapped out N50bn to meet up with the earned allowances.?
Opiah said: “ASUU should consider the plight of our children and return to school. A lot of us have our children in public universities here and the lecturers also have their children in schools in Nigeria. We don’t feel happy to return home each day and see that the schools are still closed, and I wonder how the lecturers whose children are in public universities feel when they return home each day and see that their children are still at home.?
“The Ministry of Education is significant. It is a large Ministry that has so much in stock for the future of this country. The Education sector is a very critical one and the Government takes this seriously.’’?
Source: Guardian Nigeria