- Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will not be paid for the six months they did not work, the Federal Government has said
- The decision of the FG was made public by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu on Thursday, August 18
- According to Adamu, FG will not the reneging on its 'no work, no pay' policy as a deterrent to other workers who might want to adopt strike action as a means of making their grievances known to the government
The Nigerian government has said that lecturers under the platform of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will not be paid for the months they did not work.
Daily Independent reports that the Federal Government said it will not succumb to the demand by members and leadership of ASUU to be paid the six months salaries which were withheld due to the 'no work, no pay' policy.
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The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, the FG's decision not to pay the lecturers is a penalty for their needless strike action, which has jeopardised the education of Nigerian students.
Speaking during an appearance at the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, August 18, Adamu explained that the FG was not going to pay the backlog of salaries as a deterrent to others who may contemplate strike in future.
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The national president of the Academic Union of Universities had assured that the union will call off its strike immediately after its demands are met by the Federal Government.
Emmanuel Osodeke confirmed that there is a scheduled meeting between the Nigerian government and ASUU leaders on Tuesday, August 16.
According to Osodeke, the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System enforced by FG on the union members is fraudulent.
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Buhari made the appeal in a statement through his chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, at a special convocation ceremony and honorary degree on Muhammadu Ndume at the University of Maiduguri.
The president said the industrial action embarked upon by the university lecturers is undermining Nigeria's development in terms of human capital.