The Federal Government has retracted its decision to implement the ‘No Work No Pay’ threat against university lectures under ASUU. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi revealed this in an interview with Vanguard on Monday. He added that past meetings failed to yield tangible results and that the Union (ASUU) was doing everything possible to avoid the collapse of the educational sector in the country.
In his words:
“Well, we have confirmed that they have withdrawn that threat (no work no pay).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 Nigerian Labour Congress hullabaloo was going on with federal government, they went to the federal executive council that they were activating that rule”
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on the strike on 4th November, 2018, due to the federal government’s inability to honour the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between both parties in 2017.