ASUU Vows To Protect University Autonomy With Their Last Drop Of Blood

National President Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Biodun Ogunyemi on friday says scholars in Nigeria’s public universities are ready to protect incessant attacks on University autonomy by the federal government with the last drop of their blood.

In a press release made available to newsmen in Ibadan entitled “On President Buhari’s No IPPIS, No Salary”, Professor Ogunyemi stated that the presidential directive was “meant for civil servants and university lecturers are not civil servants”

The ASUU boss who disclose that the Union had an understanding with President Muhammadu Buhari on January 9, 2020 to develop University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which will be sensitive to the operations of the university system, respect autonomy and accomodate perculiarities.

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Ogunyemi therefore stated that the President could not have directed his comment to the Union since he was agreed to the development of system sensitive software to management personnel and payroll.

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