- The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have cautioned the Federal Government and the minister of education against drifting from issues on their agenda
- ASUU's national president said that the 'no work, no pay' policy brought up by FG was never on its agreement
- Emmanuel Osodeke said it is important for FG to fulfil its end of the agreement to enable children of the Nigerians to go back to school
The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Emmanuel Osodeke, on Thursday, August 25, lambasted the Federal Government for announcing its 'no work, no pay' policy for members of the union.
Osodeke also warned that the 'no work, no pay' policy of the Federal Government is dead on arrival.
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"No work, no pay is not on our agenda. We didn't go on strike for no work. no pay; so when I hear the minister coming on air to talk about no work, no pay... you're leaving the issues we are talking about to discuss no work, no pay.
"It is not our business, when we get there we discuss that. For now, we are no where close to no work, no pay. This is the seventh month we have not been paid, are we complaining, so why is he talking about no work, no pay?
"They (FG) should implement their agreement in the ineterst of Nigerian children, in the interest of the children of the poor who are at home, they should implement the seven items which is why we are on strike."
Top university drops classified information, next line of action to students after ASUU meetings with FG
There is no going back on the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike action, the University of Abuja chapter of the union had said.
The chapter's chairman noted that the Federal Government is yet to redeem any of its agreements with ASUU.
According to Kashim Umaru, the 'no work, no pay' policy by the Nigerian Government against ASUU members does not hold water.
FG talks tough, reveals fresh payment plan for ASUU after 186 days-long strike
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will not be paid for the six months they did not work, the Federal Government had 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 be 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.