The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that Nigerian political elites are more interested in positioning themselves ahead of the 2023 general elections.
ASUU explained that the political elites are not interested in fixing the problems in the education sector of the country, but are only interested in positioning themselves beyond 2023.
Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Professor Ayo Akinwole made these disclosures on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Akinwole, who disclosed that though the government has resumed talks with the union, advised parents to join the union in getting their demands from the government.
He noted that only a virile public education system will give children of the masses a future in Nigeria.
Akinwole who spoke further insisted that the union has been justified in rejecting the IPPIS.
He added that IPPIS was alien to the university system.
He noted that, if the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation could allegedly divert N170 billion through the software, it shows that more frauds are endemic in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
“Our union’s earlier cry about the fraud in IPPIS has been vindicated by the revelations coming out from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation. More need to be done,” he said.
“The agreed amount in the year 2013 to be injected yearly to give children of the masses a semblance of quality education is N220 billion but now about N170 billion has been allegedly diverted through the same IPPIS by the man who has been marketing it for public universities. The fraud with IPPIS is killing.
“If EFCC does due diligence with their investigations, more will be revealed about those who moved monies here and there and drain the nation kickbacks inside the office of AGF.”