The National President of ASUU, has vowed to protect university autonomy with the last drop of their blood, as they once again kicked against the imposition of the controversial IPPIS.
This statement was released on Friday by the National President of ASUU, Professoe Biodun Ogunyemi during a press statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
While the titled is “On President Buhari’s No IPPIS, No Salary”, this happened on January 9, 2020, they reached an understanding with President Muhammasdu Buhari, to make amend and develop the Univrsity Transparency and Accountability.
But. according to ASUU, the UTAS proposed would be sensitive to the operations of the university system, accommodate peculiarities and respect autonomy but the government chose to impose IPPIS which the union said was meant for civil servants and not university lecturers.
Report claims that ASUU has spent millions of naira to develop the UTAS, which presented to the Federal Ministry of Education, Ogunyemi said.
ASUU will not fold its arms and watch the gains we made on the autonomy of Nigerian university slip by, as we are aware of the antics of bureaucrats, especially in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
While it took us several years of continuous struggle during the military time to get here.
ASUU said. In that case, let nobody hide under the name of President Muhammadu Buhari to attack the autonomy of public universities because Nigerian scholars are prepared to resist it.