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ASUU Strike: Union Reacts As FG Removes ‘No Work, No Pay’ Threat

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ASUU Warns FG Over N163bn Fund, Reveals Why Strike Is Still On

Update On ASUU/FG Negotiations

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has revealed that the federal government has backed down on its threat to implement the ‘no work no pay policy’ against striking university teachers.

The ASUU president further revealed that the negotiations between the union and the federal government is still ongoing as the last Friday meeting between the two parties did not yield much results.

He said: “Well, we have confirmed that they have withdrawn that threat (no work no pay). So it appears the threat is not there for now. But even if the threat is there, we are prepared for that because for our members, no sacrifice is too much to salvage Nigeria’s education.

“Shortly before our action while the NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress) hullabaloo was going on with federal government, they went to the Federal Executive Council that they were activating that rule.”
Professor Ogunyemi said the strike is important to rescue the education sector from imminent collapse.

Naija News that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had on November 5, declared an indefinite nationwide strike action over what it termed government’s insincerity in implementing the agreement between both parties.

According to the union, the government has failed to honour the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signed between the union and the federal government in 2017.

However, Naija News learnt that negotiations between ASUU and the Federal Government will continue today.




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