Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, stated on Thursday, August 18, 2022 that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), not the Federal Government, should compensate students for the time lost during the six-month strike.
Additionally, he stated that the government would not agree to the union’s demand; especially that lecturers be paid for the six months they were not engaged in academic activity.
Adamu advised the impacted students to “take ASUU to court” in order to seek compensation for losses experienced during the strike.
The Minister of Education made this statement at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja. He was speaking at the 47th State House Ministerial Briefing, which was organized by the Presidential Communications Team.
According to him, the Federal Government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.
Also, he stated that if the students are determined to get compensated, they should take ASUU to court.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has disagreed with Abubakar Malami; the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice on the payment of consultants for Paris Club refund.
NGF’s Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi, read the forum’s communique to State House correspondents on Wednesday, August 17, 2022; immediately after its meeting at State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.
Malami had recently revealed that the NGF agreed on the engagement of consultants; specifically to provide certain services for them relating to the recovery of the Paris Club.
“When eventually, successes were recorded associated with the refund, associated with Paris Club; the governors collectively and individually presented a request to the Federal Government for the fund.
“And among the components of the claim presented for the consideration of the federal government was a component related to the payment of these consultants that are now constituting the subject of contention,’’ Malami said.