By G9ija

Amidst ongoing protests by the Academic Staff Union of Universities over part payment of salaries by the Federal Government in October, the Federal Government has maintained its position that the lecturers would not be paid for work not done.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this today after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

Responding to allegations by the National President of ASUU, Prof, Emmanuel Osodoke that the part payment was simply a tactic to casualise lecturers in the university system, the minister stated that the government held no such plans.

“The strike has been called off and the government has paid them what is due to them. I think that is the position of the government, that it is not going to pay anyone for work not done and they only did the number of days that they were paid,” Adamu said.

“How can anybody make a university lecturer a casual worker? It is impossible to make a university lecturer a casual worker.”