The Akure chapter of the union asked the FG to ban politicians from sending their kids abroad for education
The union also wants the Nigerian government to compel political leaders from going abroad for medical treatment. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has tabled new requests before the federal government as the union’s strike enters the eighth month.
The lecturers have been at home over the controversy on the use of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), government’s failure to release revitalization funds for the universities, among others. However, the Akure branch of the union in a new statement reported by Nigerian Tribune is asking the federal government to put in place two major things to make the nation’s education and health sectors better. First, the union called for a ban on public office holders from sending their children/wards to study in tertiary institutions abroad.
Second, the union also called on the federal government to compel members of the ruling class and their dependants from seeking medical intervention abroad.
Legit.ng gathers that this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the zonal coordinator, Prof Olu Olu Olufayo and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) ASUU branch chairman, Dr Olayinka Awopetu. The lecturers said that the two steps, if taken, would help to rebuild the nation’s educational and health sectors.
Ogunyemi said the union would address a press conference when it intends to call off the strike. He said:
“ASUU does not have a Twitter account. Many people have been bombarding me with telephone calls and I can’t answer again. If we want to call off our strike, we will address a press conference and that is how we operate.”