The federal Government has directed Vice Chancellors of striking Public varsities and inter-varsity centers to enforce no-work-no-pay rule on striking lecturers.
This directive was communicated to universities in a memo sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) sent to University Vice Chancellors.
The Memo which was signed by Director, Research, Information and Technology Dr S.B Ramon-Yusuf stated that payment of salaries from any other sources will be viewed as violation of extant rules and Government directive.
“In view of the current Industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government has directed that there shall be no payment of any form of salaries and allowances to the staff on strike in federal and inter-varsity centers. Consequently, I am to direct Vice-Chancellors to apply the “No-work-no-pay” rule. However, Universities and inter-varsity centers are to pay salaries and allowances to Non-teaching staff. All Vice Chancellors and Directors of centers should note that the salaries to staff on strike from whatever source of funds shall be viewed as violation of extant rules and directive of the federal government of Nigeria”
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