The Former Chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Lagos branch, Prince Oriwaye Adefolalu, has slammed Minister of State for Education, Mr. Goodluck Nana Opia, for insisting on the ‘no work no pay’ principle.
This is against the backdrop of the minister’s comments during a visit to the Federal University Lokoja early this month.
The minister said: ’’Except that, now that ASUU wants to be paid for all six months that they were absent from duty.And then Federal Government is saying we cannot pay for those days you did not work. For once ,let us activate the principle of no work no pay which is natural. It is only a thief that goes to eat where he didn’t work.’’
In a statement, Adefolalu described the minister’s utterances unguarded, noting that there was nothing wrong with lecturers demanding their monthly stipends, which could not be “compared to the monthly allowances of a member of House of Representatives or Senate”.