State Schooling Minister Goodluck Nanah Opiah has criticized Educational Employees Union College for the continued standoff between the union and the federal authorities.
Opiah, expressing his displeasure on the greater than 14 days previous strike that the ASUU has began since February 14, 2022, mentioned the federal authorities has completed its finest to resolve the problems raised by the ASUU, however they’re adamant about calling off the strike.
The minister talking throughout his go to to Lokoja Federal College, Kogi State, mentioned the ‘no work, no pay’ coverage will stand.
He mentioned: “The federal authorities can not pay academics for what they haven’t labored for. The strike has continued to painting the nation in a nasty mild and has succeeded in hurting dad and mom and college students extra.”
He mentioned the federal authorities has completed a lot for infrastructure growth in all greater establishments throughout the nation.
He carried the Vice-Chancellor of FUL Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi to name on academics to return to work, including that extended keep at house has completed extra hurt than good for Nigerian college students’ futures.
He mentioned: “The Federal Authorities below President Muhammadu Buhari has completed a lot, particularly within the subject of infrastructural growth in our tertiary establishment. As a result of wherever you go, you will notice the presence of TETFUND, buildings, autos and every kind of institutional belongings.
“Those that suppose lack of infrastructure is among the causes they went on strike have to suppose once more. Mr Vice Chancellor, I wish to take this chance to enchantment to you, to additionally enchantment to our academics to return to work as a result of our youngsters are struggling.
“The picture of our nation is deteriorating. Our dad and mom usually are not completely satisfied, and these academics are additionally dad and mom of a few of our college students. Opposite to what they suppose, a few of us even have our youngsters in Nigeria universities they usually too endure.
“Though if we go on strike perpetually, it means our children might be out of college perpetually. It’s not in our personal curiosity. Nothing has gone improper that we can not appropriate by way of dialogue. I do know that nearly all the things that ASUU has put ahead for dialogue between the federal authorities has been resolved.
“Besides, now ASUU desires to be paid for all six months they had been absent. And the federal authorities says no, we won’t afford the times you did not work. For as soon as, let’s activate the precept of no work, no pay, which is pure. It is only a thief consuming the place he hasn’t labored.
“And so if the federal authorities had been to be referred to as upon to do one thing else, academics must come again to class and beg and enchantment and renegotiate, as a result of that is now not humorous.”