Non-implementation of Buhari’s directive to pay salary “ASUU protests”
The Academic Staff Universities Union (ASUU) protested yesterday against the non-implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to pay his three-month withheld wages.
President Buhari had directed the unconditional payment of wages to the speakers, who had been on strike to protest against the incomplete implementation of previously agreed ASUU agreements with the Federal Government.
The President of the ASUU chapter of the University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Ayo Akinwole, said that it was important for Nigerians to know that teachers have always been paid through the Integrated Financial Management Information System of the Government (GIFMIS) domiciled in the General Accountant of the Federation Office (AGF).
Akinwole emphasized that a government that preaches the rule of law should learn to obey the laws rather than resort to forced policy enforcement, adding: “This is democracy and not a military government.”
In a letter to the Secretary Government Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha through the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, National President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, stated that union members found BVN’s demand in the back door. AGF number to pay wages in violation of the president’s unconditional directive.
In a bulletin sent to members, Ogunyemi stated that he had not yet received any response to the letter of protest to the SGF about the lack of payment to the speakers according to the instructions of President Buhari.
Ogunyemi thanked members and their families for supporting the union in the fight to revitalize the nation’s university system during the closure of COVID-19 and non-payment of wages.
“The forced enrollment of our members in IPPIS was the main motivation to introduce BVN conditionality by some government agents, against the presidential directive.
“According to the information available at our branches, IPPIS vendors have failed in their plans. However, they may want to try again. So let’s be vigilant, “he said. He advised Nigerians and academics participating in the COVID-19 intervention to adhere to prescribed guidelines and take responsibility for their own safety.
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