ASUU DISREGARDS FEDRAL GOVERNMENTS NO WORK NO PAY THREAT

The threat by the Government to implement its
‘no-work, no-pay’ policy has been described as an
‘obsolete familiar threat’ that will not stop the
ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU).
ASUU in a
press
statement yesterday, titled, “ASUU: On
Government’s Threat of No-Work, No-Pay”, signed
by its chairman, University of Ibadan (UI) chapter,
Dr Olusegun Ajiboye, said members of the union
have resolved to pursue the strike to a logical
conclusion.
The statement said ASUU members are using the
action to defend the integrity of the university
system in Nigeria and save it from universal
mockery.
Dr Ajiboye said the minimum funding requirement
for public universities this year is N500 billion and
not N100 billion, as being bandied around by the
Federal Government.
He warned that the union would resist anything
short of N500 billion.
According to Dr. Ajiboye, the Federal Government’s
offer of N100 billion appears to show that
government “is just begging the matter”, because
it is like a drop in the ocean.
Vowing to continue the strike in the face of
blackmail and coercion using no-work, no-pay, Dr.
Ajiboye added, “The academics remain resolute on
this struggle”.
He added: “Going by the ASUU agreement of 2009
and the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) signed
by the Federal Government in January 2013, the
minimum funding requirement for the universities
as at 2013 is N500 billion and not N100 billion.
Only the provision of this will meet the immediate
needs of addressing the rot and decay in the public
universities. Anything short of this is not
acceptable to the union.
“Therefore, rather than engage in cheap blackmail
and unworkable threat, the government should
address the issues on the table.”

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