Nigerian Government Lacks Integrity, Can’t Be Trusted — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, weekend, described the Federal Government as an entity that lacked integrity and should not be trusted.

It also described the government as slave merchant, which only listened to and implement destructive policy recommendations of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, and World Bank against the larger interest of Nigerians.

This came as Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, weekend, said the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, as the payment platform for university workers was unsuitable for the university system.

It would be recalled that ASUU declared a month warning strike last Monday to press government to implement the agreement the union had with it and withdraw the IPPIS payment platform and replace it with the University Transparency and Accountability System, UTAS.

Chairman of the union at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole, who stated this in a reaction to claims by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, that he was looking for ASUU to resolve the issues before he heard that ASUU had declared strike.

He said: “The Federal Government lacks integrity. It is sad. The government cannot be trusted any longer. We have been on the same salary for 13 years and it is even shameful to show anyone your pay slip.

‘’When compared to the work we do, we have sacrificed for Nigeria to the detriment of our well-being and this is already dampening morale of our people.

“The Federal Government should sign the renegotiated agreement, implement it, roll out UTAS, pay unpaid earned academic allowances and commit more funds into the revitalisation of universities.”

Akinwole, however, urged parents to impress it on government to sign the new welfare package for ASUU members.

“If we fail to fight for our rights, the slave merchants in government will continue to trade with our future and future of the children of the masses,” he said.

-Vanguard

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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