Despite protests from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over pro-rata October salary payment, the federal government on Wednesday insisted that the lecturers would not be paid for work not done.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this while briefing correspondents at the end of this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Responding to the allegation made by the President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodoke, suggesting that paying the lecturers on a pro-rata basis was a ploy to make them casual workers, the Minister said government has no such plan.
“Nobody can make University lecturers casual workers,” he said.
When told that the lecturers were threatening a one-day action to protest the government’s action, Adamu said he was not aware.