ASUU Strike Continues Ngige Misinformed The Public – ASUU
ASUU on Wednesday in a press release revealed that the Minister of Labour Dr. Chris Ngige has misinformed Nigerians while speaking on Channels Television programme on September 29, 2020.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities said that the Minister informed the public that a meeting has been scheduled next week (after independent celebration) for our Union to demonstrate the efficacy of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) software developed by our Union to the stakeholders at the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Minister of Labour and Employment to watch as arbiter.
“The attention of our Union has been drawn to the comments of the Minister of Labour and Employment (MoL&E), Dr. Chris Ngige on a Channels Television programme (Politics Today) aired on September 29, 2020.”
If we can recall, Dr. Chris Ngige has said it earlier that the issue of ASUU will soon come to an end, Nigerians are happy with the piece of information until has speaks on the issue.
ASUU also revealed that the Minister also misinformed the public on the issue of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
“The Minister also misinformed the public by narrowing down the issues in contention to our rejection of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) which UTAS seeks to replace”.
The Union also claims that they had written the MoL&E of our readiness to demonstrate the efficacy and superiority of UTAS over IPPIS over a month ago and no acknowledgement of receipt of the letter or letter of invitation for meeting has been received by our Union till now.
Furthermore, the press release signed by Prof. Olusiji Sowande the Zonal Coordinator, Lagos Zone revealed that Dr. Chris Ngige misinform the public that government has been paying the salaries of members of the Union to date.
“The correct position is that government only paid our salaries up to June 2020. As of today our members are been owed three (3) months salaries while in some Universities our members have not received salary for six (6) month.”
The Union concluded in the press release that ASUU strike will continue if this propaganda and lies against ASUU persists.
“The ongoing total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action by our Union will continue if this propaganda and lies against ASUU persists.
The general public and well-meaning Nigerians should prevail on government to do the needful in ending the current strike action.”