The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities,Prof.Biodun Ogunyemi,has said the office of the Accountant General of the Federation is frustrating members of the group because they discredited the Integrated Personnel and Payroll information System.Ogunyemi, in an interview with The PUNCH,urged the OAGF not to cause another crisis in Nigeria universities.
In a recent report in The PUNCH,the Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba,said any person conceiving a strike after about one year of downing tools would be doing a disservice to students.
However, Ogunyemi maintained that the Federal Government should not expect ASUU to be silent while their dues were being withheld on frivolous excuses.He revealed that the Union will meet with the Federal Government on Thursday.
“A substantial number of our membership are unduly denied their earned salaries and subjected to indescribable level of hardship.
So,we call on all well-meaning Nigerians to prevail in the Accountant-General of the Federation not to precipitate another round of crisis in our universities” he said