ASUU Hits out at FG’s Orders to Reopen Schools, Says they are still on strike

ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi

The president of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has hit out at federal government after they gave order for federal tertiary institutions to reopen academic section.

Biodun echoed this to vanguard when asked on the federal government’s directives on the resumption of academic section as he stated that the union’s strike will continue until their demands are met.

He was quoted as saying:

“We started out industrial action before the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the country. All the issues we raised are yet to be addressed.

“The government is free to open their schools, just like our members are also entitled to their dues.

“As we speak, our members are being owed between three to six months of salaries. The government’s so-called fund saving platform, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, is a colossal failure.

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“Apart from that, the government is yet to take any step to revitalise education sector among others.”

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