A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to stop provoking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in a dispute over wages.
Femi Falana, speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said the lecturers should be paid their full salaries for months they were on a strike action.
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ASUU members were on strike between February and October, crippling academic activities in public universities across the country.
The academics called off their eight-month strike on October 14 after the National Industrial Court ordered the lecturers to resume.
In early November, the Federal Government paid half-salaries for the month of October, angering the academics.
“The doctrine of ‘no work, no pay’ is totally inapplicable to” ASUU members, Mr Falana, a counsel to ASUU, said on Tuesday.
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He argued that the lecturers still have to cover the work missed between February and October.
We are asking all Nigerians who mounted pressure on ASUU to call off the strike . . . all of us have a duty to prevail on the government to stop provoking the lecturers.