After threatening and inducing a “NO WORK NO PAY POLICY”on striking lecturers, the Federal Government has withdrawn the threat!
The national president of the academic staff union of Nigerian universities, ASUU Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed the new development in a chat with Vanguard.
In his chat, Ogunyemi also said that the negotiation meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government would continue on Monday. He also tipped off the union is only trying to rescue the education sector from deteriorating and to ensure that the children of the poor get access to quality and affordable education. Really?
Also, according to Ogunyemi, last Friday’s meeting between the two parties did not yield positive results.
“well, we have confirmed that they have withdrawn that threat (no work no pay).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.”
– Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi