The Federal Minister of Education Adamu Adamu reportedly said that the striking University lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will not be paid for the six months they’ve been on strike, as the government of Nigeria aimed to implement a no-work, no-pay policy.

According to a post made on Vanguard Newspaper official Facebook page, they quoted the minister to have said that the reason for the no-work, no-pay policy is to serve as a deterrent to other unions that may contemplate strike action as a means of resolving issues with the Federal Government of Nigeria in the future. See the post below.

In my opinion, the no-work, no-pay policy is a good policy that will keep the actions of civil servants in check. Civil service in Nigeria had become something else in Nigeria, as they now engage in incessant strike actions because of situations that can be resolved amicably by dialoguing with the Federal Government.

A few days ago, the electricity of Nigeria was shut down by workers because they felt they had issues with the Federal Government, and they thought the best way to resolve is to shut down and threaten to go on strike. They forgot that their actions have a crippling effect on Nigeria’s economy.

Establishing a no-work, no-pay policy will definitely keep civil servants in check in the future, as the incessant strike actions will be avoided.

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