ASUU STRIKE: FGN withdraws stance on no-work-no-pay

The Federal Government has suspended its directive to Vice Chancellors of universities to enforce the no-work-no-pay rule on striking lecturers.

It would be recalled that the directive to enforce the no-work-no-pay rule on striking lecturers was communicated to universities in a memo dated Thursday, November 29, 2018, sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC, to University Vice Chancellors across the country.

However, a Vice Chancellor who does not want to be named in Kano told newsmen on Saturday that the directive to stop striking lecturers salary has been suspended.

He said the reversal directive was sent to Vice Chancellors on Friday in a circular dated 30 November by the National Universities Commission, NUC instructing them to ignore earlier circular directing them to enforce the no-work-no-pay rule on striking lecturers.

Asked if the Federal Government has continued with the ongoing negotiation with ASUU to end the strike, the VC said that is an issue with ASUU and the Federal Government.

Also, a lecturer with one of the universities in Kano confirmed the reversal to newsmen, noting that it was posted on the ASUU WhatsApp platform of the institution.

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