The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College (ATBU), Bauchi chapter of the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged non secular leaders, conventional rulers and outstanding Nigerians to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Authorities to implement all of the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Memorandum of Agreements (MoAs) entered into with the union.
That is even because the department declared that “sufficient is sufficient” within the midst of complete neglect and is prepared for motion and additional expressed assist for the resumption of the suspended nationwide strike, contemplating the truth that the Federal Authorities had exhibited lack of seriousness and can to deal with the lingering disaster between them.
These have been made identified to journalists in Bauchi shortly after the union’s congress, insisting that except constructive steps have been taken, the strike motion would resume and be much more complete than earlier ones.
Addressing journalists in firm of different union leaders within the establishment, the ASUU department chairman, Dr. Ibrahim Inuwa, knowledgeable that the physique resolved to associate with its nationwide physique on the difficulty of strike, saying that they’d had sufficient as the federal government was not honest.
He lamented that regardless of authorities’s settlement with the union, lecturers have remained on the identical wage since 2009, including that they’re going by means of quite a bit now with the present financial realities.
“The congress, simply because it had accomplished up to now three conferences, has requested us to tell the nationwide physique that it is able to go alongside within the resuming of the strike motion. Sufficient is sufficient because the authorities is just not honest with the union.
“Since 2009, members of ASUU have remained on the identical wage grade stage. The settlement is that promotion shall be based mostly on the present trade price of the Greenback. You’ll be able to think about what we’re going by means of now contemplating the financial state of affairs,” Inuwa stated.
He added that a lot of members haven’t been paid their salaries for as a lot as 12 months as a result of inadequacy of the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Data System (IPPIS), submitting that this has introduced untold hardship to the lecturers.
The Federal Authorities, Inuwa stated, had all the time reneged on the discharge of earned allowance to universities, a growth he stated had put lecturers in a tougher state of affairs as they tried to carry out their duties.
The ASUU department chairman, knowledgeable that the Federal Authorities was but to launch the N1.5 trillion universities revitalization funds as agreed.
In response to him, because the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan launched N200billion, the President Buhari-led administration solely launched paltry sums which had not even gone spherical the general public universities.
He lamented that regardless of its incapability to fulfil its a part of the varied MoUs and MoAs signed with the union, the Federal Authorities has elevated fees being paid by college students.
“Whereas the federal government is paying lip service and dragging toes on the implementation of the MoUs and MoAs, it went forward to extend college students’ fees claiming that the system will collapse if the fees remained what they have been. Who’s fooling who?
“It’s flawed for anybody to say that ASUU is insensitive to the issue the strike could have on the tutorial lives of the scholars. We too are feeling the ache. The state of affairs is simply past our management,” he stated.
He then known as on the President to be honest in implementing the varied MoUs and MoAs as a substitute of calling on ASUU to rescind its resolution of happening one other nationwide strike.
“Mr President too must be honest in implementing the varied MoUs and MoAs to be able to have stability within the tertiary schooling sector. We’re uninterested in deceit and empty guarantees,” he declared.