FG functionaries benefitting from strike — ASUU | Dailytrust

FG functionaries benefitting from strike — ASUU

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has alleged that functionaries of the federal government are benefitting from the union’s frequent strikes so were not ready to fulfil their part of the agreements.

The union said the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement was the main reason for its strike in 2020 but that the government successfully diverted attention from it.

The Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Nsukka zone, Prof. Raphael Amokaha, stated this yesterday at a press conference in Makurdi.

He said, “A critical assessment of the scenario gives the impression that government is begging for a strike probably because of the latent benefits these government functionaries derive from the union’s strike actions.

“The inefficiency and insincerity exhibited in the last one year on the agitations of ASUU by concerned members of the Federal Executive Council and the ministries, departments and agencies under their supervision can only be deliberate because if it is not, Nigeria under such apparently inept and insincere leadership would surely grind to a halt,” he said.

Amokaha added that the introduction of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), delay in implementation of University Transparency Accountability Solutions (UTAS) and the funding for the revitalisation of public universities among others were demanding the federal government’s attention.

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