The ASUU Government body has commenced a two weeks strike today and they have said that the two weeks strike is because of the current situation on ground as the government has refused to meet their demands which were agreed upon over months ago.
Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU President disclosed that after much deliberation with their exco top officials on the imposition of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), Poor funding and proliferation of State universities.
it is not going to be business as usual because they are determined to make sure that the government meet up with the agreed arrangement signed between them
Speaking to the press after the meeting the ASUU President said that the Nigerian system has refused to encourage education because much emphasis is being laid on irrelevant things rather than putting money to work which is education.
Education is the backbone of every nation and when the nation lacks a good education the system will go down the drain he concludes
As at press time there was no reaction from the officials of the government we are waiting to hear from them in respect to the issues on the ground
He added that the re-negotiation of the 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement, non-remittance of third party deduction of salaries of members and non-payment of February 2020 salaries amongst others., also dominated issues raised at the NEC meeting.
The ASUU president also called on the Federal Government to rejig the security architecture to address daunting challenges in the country, infrastructural decay inadequate power supply amongst other issues.