The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has replied to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, over his call on Nigerian students to sue the union.
Naija News earlier reported that the Minister of Education had urged the students to drag ASUU leadership before a court to claim damages incurred over the strike period.
He said this on Thursday at the Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu asserted that the union must compensate students for the closure of public institutions for six months and for the time wasted during the strike period.
The minister added that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.
Adamu, however, disclosed that the government will not pay lecturers their salaries for the six months of the closure of public institutions.
Reacting in a chat with The Punch on Thursday, ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union will not respond to the minister
He said, “We have no words for him”.
This article was originally published on Naija News