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Nigeria Government has made a u-turn on its previous stand of no-work-no-pay policy for striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Federal Government’s u-turn was contained in a Memo from the National Universities Commission, NUC, and dated Monday December 3, 2018
It said all the Vice Chancellors of the Nigeria’s public universities should ignore the earlier Memo sent to them to pay only the salaries of the working non-academic salaries and not to pay the salaries of the striking academic staff.
The Memo was addressed to all the Vice Chancellors and titled, “Re: Application of no work-no-pay rule.”
It was signed by Director, Research, Innovation and Information Technology, Dr S. B. Ramon-Yusuf.
It said, ”Our letter Ref NUC/ES/138/Vol. 60/48 of 29 November, 2018 on the above subject matter and the subsequent e-mail advising Vice Chancellors and Directors of Inter-University Centres to disregard the earlier letter, refer please.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I am to clarify that Vice Chancellors and Directors of Inter-University Centres should please stay action on the implementation of the no-work-no pay rule, pending further directives.”