The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, August 18, said it is the responsibility of the union to compensate students for the time wasted during the six-month strike, not the federal government.
This came after ASUU’s refusal to end the ongoing strike after a meeting with the minister and other Federal Government committee.
He also maintained that the government will not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their emoluments for the six months of no academic activities.
The minister suggested that the affected students should “take ASUU to court” to claim damages incurred over the strike period.
The Education minister spoke at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the federal government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.
“His coming out to talk now because Asuu told student note to vote in his party.”
Osunobun Lewis Ogieriakhi:
“Government must pay for wasting ASUU time.”
Omotosho Sikirulahi said ‘
“I believed the students know what to do in the next upcoming election 2023.let be wise and vigilant.”