The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has warned the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari that its members are running out of patience with its policies on education.
ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in Lagos yesterday, listed the body’s grievances.
They include lacklustre implementation of the 2009 ASUU/Federal Government Agreements, non-remittance of Earned Academic Allowances and non-remittance of N605bn outstanding Needs Assessment Intervention.
Other are: non-functioning of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO), short falls in personnel emoluments, University of Ilorin non-functioning ASUU chapter, funding of State Universities, non-release of white paper on special visitation to eight universities, and state of the nation.
Ogunyemi said: “What we have in ASUU is a bottom-up approach. We will not tell you anything that has not been agreed on by our members. We have had wide consultations and we are now telling the world what our members are saying: that they are running out of patience with this government.
“At this stage, we are only aggregating and telling the world what they are talking about. And let it not look like ASUU often takes delight in embarking on strike action.
“We want the world to hear us and appeal to government to honour agreement reached with ASUU,” Ogunyemi said.
“We are not passing votes of no confidence but if any government is not getting it right policy wise, education wise, governance wise, it is our responsibility to voice it out,” he added.