The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos chapter, has raised the alarm over deliberate, systematic actions of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on the future of Education in Nigeria.
ASUU Chairman, University of Jos, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, in a statement issued in Jos at the weekend said
Mr Ahmed Idris, from all intent and purposes, is bent on withholding the salaries of over 1,000 members of ASUU spread across the country with more than 100 of such lecturers being members of their branch in University of Jos.
According to the statement, he said that AGF wants to preside over the instalmental burial of these ASUU members and their families for participating in the last strike and refusing to enrol into the much discredited Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
“It is also not news that our Union has vowed to fight back at any cost in order to salvage our colleagues from this act against not just ASUU members but the future of education in Nigeria.”
Maigoro argued that it is no longer news that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its strike in December 2020 to press for the implementation of the 2019 MoA, stressing that the Accountant General of the Federation, has refused to pay the salary of some ASUU members despite the non-victimisation clause signed in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) that led to the suspension of the strike.