College lecturers underneath the umbrella of Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) have accused the federal authorities of Nigeria of non-remittance of 5 months due of the union to the union’s purse.
ASUU mentioned that the federal authorities deducted check-off dues on behalf of the Union and refused to remit identical to the Union.
The withheld check-off dues which has not been remitted to the Union’s purse, in keeping with ASUU is between February and June, 2020.
ASUU Chairman, College of Ibadan chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole made this revelations on Sunday.
Akinwole alerted that there’s an evil conspiracy among the many ruling elite to wipe out public College schooling which supplies schooling to over ninety p.c of Nigerian college students with a view to elevate non-public universities that are owned by themselves and their collaborators.
He mentioned that the union has been on strike for over six months to attract the eye of the federal government to the implications of legal negligence of not funding public universities within the mild of rising insecurity and different social issues.
Akinwole whereas talking additional declared that the plan by the federal government to make use of wage stoppage to punish varsity lecturers for caring with the parlous state of affairs within the nations’ tertiary schooling has failed as members are resolved to make sure that authorities turns into responsive and accountable.
He maintained that whereas the Union is able to talk about excellent points on the implementation of the February 2019 MOA the FG signed with ASUU and different circumstances of service with authorities, federal authorities has not been forthcoming however has relatively resorted to embarking on propaganda in opposition to the union.
Akinwole additionally denied the declare that the Union would name off its strike as propagated by Labour Minister, Dr Chris Ngige including that whereas the lecturers are able to work, it is not going to to do till and until authorities absolutely attends to all her calls for together with quick implementation.
He mentioned, “As of at the moment October 4, 2020 ASUU members are been owed three (3) months salaries. In some Universities like MOAU and UNIMAID our members haven’t acquired wage for as much as six (6) months.
“Federal Authorities by way of the Workplace of the Accountant Normal of the Federation have criminally withheld 5 months (February-June, 2020) Examine-Off deducted from our members salaries with out remittance to the Union.
“FG has forcefully enlisted our members on the Nationwide Housing Fund(NHF) scheme and has persistently been illegally deducting cash for this from our members salaries.
“Our ongoing whole, complete and indefinite strike motion would proceed if this propaganda and lies in opposition to ASUU by appointees and representatives of the federal authorities just like the Minister of Labour and Employment MoL&E Dr. Chris Ngige persists.”