The Federal Government has insisted that the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will not be paid for work not done in line with the ‘No work, no pay’ policy.
This was declared by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during a press briefing held in Abuja, on Wednesday.
CEOAFRICA had reported that ASUU had called off its strike action in October following the directive of the Court of Appeal, which ordered the lecturers back to work.
Following the calling off of the strike, the Federal Government paid the lecturers half salaries for the month of October, while insisting that it would not pay for the months the lecturers were on strike.
ASUU had in turn organised protests across the Country.
But Adamu, during the press briefing insisted that the Federal Government “will not pay for work not done.”
The Minister also reacted to the allegation made by the President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodoke, that paying the lecturers on pro-rata basis is a ploy to make them casual workers.
“Nobody can make university lecturers casual workers,” he said.
When told that the lecturers were threatening a one-day action to protest government’s action, Adamu said he was not aware.