Striking ASUU Members Shouldn’t Be Paid – Education Minister

Minister of for , Nwajiuba, has stated that it doesn’t make sense for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to continue to earn salaries while on strike.

Recall that ASUU began one-month strike on 14, 2022, and since then has not suspended its industrial action.

Speaking to The PUNCH in a telephone on Sunday, Nwajiuba said, “The have continued to earn salaries while on strike; it doesn’t make sense to earn salaries when you have to .

“If you to even pay them, by the time they call off the strike, they will still come back to for the payment of the period they refused to work.

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“You can air your grievances, come to the negotiation table without refusing to work. The issue of the strike has become a thing of concern. I have four children; two have graduated while the other two are still in public universities. I for them, I feel for other students who are at home. I feel the same way other parents feel, but can I bring money from my house and it to ASUU?

“The Ministry of Education isn’t the employer of the lecturers, we are a supervisory body, and there is no way we can fire or hire someone. Universities have governing councils that supervise the activities that go on, our as in the ministry is to supervise, we can’t meddle in.

“On the issue of the Integrated Payroll and Information System, I am also paid via the IPPIS, it is by the government, there is no way you can tell the government to throw away its platform and pay you with another platform.”

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