We will resist with our last blood - ASUU

 


Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a press statement to newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo, has promised to protect university autonomy even if it cost them the last drop of their blood. The statement was titled “On President Buhari’s No IPPIS, No Salary”.

He also disclosed that on January 9, 2020 they agreed with President  Muhammadu Buhari, to develop  the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which has been presented to the ministry, which has the responsibility of being perceptive to the operations of the university system, accommodate peculiarities and respect autonomy. He also stated that ASUU has spent million of naira to develop the UTAS.

“ We are aware of the antics bureaucrats, especially in the office of the accountant-general of the federation, aimed at bringing universities under their control. ASUU will not fold its arms and watch the gains we made on the autonomy of Nigerian universities slip by.

“It took us several years of continuous struggle during the military to get here. So, let nobody hide under the name of the president Muhammadu Buhari to attack the autonomy of public universities because Nigeria scholars are  prepared to resist it to the last drop of their blind”.

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