Federal Government, on Wednesday, insisted that lecturers will not be paid for work not done in line with the ‘No work no pay’ policy.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated this while commenting on the protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities over pro-rata October salary payment.
ASUU, which embarked on strike in February, called it off in October following the intervention of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
But ASUU members got half salaries at the end of October, a move which did not go down well with the lecturers.
Adamu in a chat with State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the position of the Federal Government was that the lecturers “would not be paid for work not done.”
He also reacted to the allegation made by ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodoke, that paying the lecturers on pro-rata basis was a ploy to make them casual workers.
“Nobody can make University lecturers casual workers,” he said.
Reminded that the lecturers were threatening a one-day action to protest government’s action, Adamu said he was not aware.