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It doesn’t make sensev- Minister of state for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, kicks against the continuous payment of salaries to striking lecturers



The Minister of State for Schooling, Emeka Nwajiuba, has kicked in opposition to the continual cost of salaries to placing members of the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities ASUU, saying it does not in any means is smart.


In a chat with Punch, Nwajiuba mentioned the lecturers who started their industrial strike motion on February 14, don’t should proceed to obtain their salaries since they aren’t working.


“The lecturers have continued to earn salaries whereas on strike; it doesn’t make sense to earn salaries when you could have refused to work. In case you refuse to even pay them, by the point they name off the strike, they are going to nonetheless come again to combat for the cost of the interval they refused to work.

You possibly can air your grievances, and are available to the negotiation desk with out refusing to work. The problem of the strike has turn into a factor of concern. I’ve 4 youngsters; two have graduated whereas the opposite two are nonetheless in public universities. I really feel for them, I really feel for different college students who’re at residence. I really feel the identical means different dad and mom really feel, however can I deliver cash from my home and provides it to ASUU?

The Ministry of Schooling isn’t the employer of the lecturers, we’re a supervisory physique, and there’s no means we are able to hearth or rent somebody. Universities have governing councils that supervise the actions that go on, our job as within the ministry is to oversee, we are able to’t meddle in.

On the problem of the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Info System, I’m additionally paid through the IPPIS, it’s owned by the federal government, there isn’t a means you may inform the federal government to throw away its platform and pay you with one other platform.”


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