The Educational Employees Union of Universities, ASUU, has flayed the Federal Authorities over the latest enhance within the pump worth of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, in any other case often known as petrol in addition to the electrical energy tariff.
The Akure zone of ASUU, which frowned over the event after its zonal assembly on the Federal College of Expertise, Akure, FUTA, additionally condemned the proposed plans to re-open faculties.
In keeping with the Union throughout a press briefing over the weekend, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has not been forthcoming over the anti-masses insurance policies of the federal authorities.
The zonal coordinator of the Akure zone of the Union, Prof Olu Olufayo who expressed disappointment over the silence of NLC, emphasised that plans to reopen faculties within the nation, notably tertiary establishments was an invite to a different wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Different nations similar to the USA and Germany with higher well being services have needed to hurriedly shut down faculties after reopening and it is because of this, ASUU feels Nigeria ought to be taught from historical past.
“Nothing ought to cease the monitoring companies from embarking on the type of shut marking that was given to the aviation industries, to our faculties to make sure the protection of our workers and college students.”
Olufayo mentioned the assorted will increase in tariff will little question add to the plight of bizarre Nigerians who’re nonetheless making an attempt to grapple with the challenges of the pandemic.
The Zonal Coordinator additional acknowledged that ASUU didn’t embark on industrial motion because of the Built-in Payroll and Private Info, IPPIS, however due to “the sorry state of our universities which the federal government miraculously needs to show first-class in a single day.”