‘ASUU members are thieves for demanding money they didn’t work for’ —Education Minister


Minister of State for Schooling, Goodluck Opiah, has in contrast members of the placing Educational Workers Union College, (ASUU), to thieves for demanding money they didn’t work for.

Opia who was reacting to one of many calls for of the union that the Federal Authorities ought to pay them a backlog of six months salaries to cowl the interval they have been on strike, mentioned solely thieves will wish to receives a commission for not doing something.

The Minister made the assertion on Friday whereas delivering a lecture on the Federal College Lokoja, (FUL), Kogi State, and mentioned, ‘the no work no pay coverage’ adopted by the federal government continues to be efficient and that the federal government wouldn’t shift its stand concerning the calls for by ASUU.

Opiah expressed his dismay on the lingering strike by ASUU, and mentioned the Federal Authorities has accomplished its greatest to resolve the problems raised by the union however that the union has been adamant to name off the strike.

“The Federal Authorities can’t pay lecturers for what they didn’t work for. Solely thieves demand to be paid with out working.

Learn additionally: How my govt ended ASUU strike in a single night time – Jonathan

“The Federal Authorities led by President Muhammadu Buhari has accomplished a lot, particularly, in infrastructural growth in our tertiary establishment, as a result of anyplace you go, you will notice the presence of TETFUND, buildings, autos and all manners of institutional property.

“Those that suppose that lack of infrastructure is among the causes they went on strike ought to suppose once more.

“Our nation’s picture goes decrease. Our mother and father are not completely happy, and these lecturers are additionally mother and father of a few of our college students. Opposite to what they suppose, a few of us even have our kids in Nigerian Universities and they are additionally struggling.

“Though, if we keep on strike ceaselessly, it means our kids shall be out of college ceaselessly. It’s not in our personal curiosity.

“Besides that, now that ASUU needs to be paid for all of the six months that they have been absent from obligation. And the Federal Authorities is saying no we can’t pay for these days you didn’t work. For as soon as, allow us to activate the precept of no work no pay which is pure. It is just a thief that goes to eat the place he didn’t work.”

The Schooling Minister added that as an alternative of ASUU sustaining its stance, they ought to reasonably beg the federal government to rethink its stand.

“And so if there must be any attraction for Federal Authorities to do in any other case, Lecturers ought to come again to the classroom to beg and attraction and renegotiate as a result of this factor is now not humorous.”

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