No going back on no work, no pay for lecturers – FG insists

No going back on no work, no pay for lecturers – FG insists

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The Federal Government, on Wednesday, has insisted that it would not pay for works not done.

This is against the backdrop of protest against payment of alleged incomplete October salary by varsity teachers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, expressed the Federal Government’s position after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Adamu said: “The strike has been called off and the government has paid them what is 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.”

This week lecturers in some universities embarked on a work-free-day in protest of the Federal Government’s decision to pay its members pro-rata, accusing the government of attempting to turn university lecturers to ‘casual workers’.

Reporters had urged the Minister to speak to give a response to the situation.

Adamu said: “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.”


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