Nigeria: ASUU Dismisses FG’s ‘No Work No Pay’ Threat
Ibadan — The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the threat of the federal government to implement its ‘No work No pay’ policy cannot break the ongoing nationwide strike. ASUU described the government’s threat as an ‘obsolete familiar threat’.
In a press statement issued yesterday signed by the Chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Dr Olusegun Ajiboye, ASUU stated that members of the union had resolved to pursue the ongoing strike to a logical conclusion to revitalize the public universities with or without strike.
According to the statement, ASUU members are totally resolved and convinced that the current struggle embarked upon by the union is a just one to defend the integrity of the university system in Nigeria and save it from universal mockery.
Dr. Ajiboye maintained that the minimum funding requirement to public universities as at 2013 is N500 billion and not N100 billion as being touted by the federal government adding that anything short of that is unacceptable to the union.
He described the Federal government N100 billion as one that appears that the government ‘is just begging the matter’ on ground as the money is like a drop in the ocean adding that no blackmail or ordering of academic staff will break the ongoing strike.