University of Uyo ASUU accuses FG of paying lip service to lecturers’ demands
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on February 9, 2022
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Uyo Chapter says the union’s current agitations are for the revitalization of public universities in the country.
The ASUU Chairperson, Dr. Happiness Uduk stated this in an interview with Comfort FM reporter, Samuel Akpabio after the union’s congress held at the university’s campus. She said the exercise was to sensitize the public on the next line of action by ASUU as the negotiation continues with the federal government.
Dr. Uduk reiterated that the revitalization of public Universities, proliferation of state Universities, constitution of visitation panels and the issue of University Transparency, Accountability Solution, UTAS, and Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, are the concerns of the union.
She said that the question of an obnoxious payment platform for workers in Nigeria’s public Universities was not a new matter and noted that the worst tragedy of the nation’s educational system as ever suffered is the Federal government’s imposed integrated payroll and personnel information system.
The ASUU chairperson called on parents, guardians and other Nigerians to appeal to the government to implement its terms of settlement with the union in December 2020 to prevent strike.